I wanted something to use in my students’ Interactive Notebooks for the Pythagorean Theorem that would start with the conceptual view and build toward the algebraic formula.

I wanted something that would give the whole, part, whole picture of the Pythagorean Theorem is and how it is used. I started with an overview of when it applies, then incorporated some pieces to build conceptual understanding, some practice with the concept algebraically to solve for missing side lengths, and a final summary of what it is.