Math Project

Math Project

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Storyboard Description

This project was designed to teach how to find the hypotenuse of a figure that resembles a right triangle. It involves the story of Adele and Feero, who saves Adele from the building by using the Hypotenuse formula, which is the Pythagorean theorem.

Storyboard Text

  • Oh no! How are we going to get him down? I don't know how long I need to extend the ladder.
  • Adele, a window cleaner, got stuck on the 3rd story of a building. Somebody called the firefighters, and Feero showed up with a ladder to get him down.
  • I know the height of the building from the bottom to Adele is 5 m. I just need to measure the length from the building to the bottom of the ladder!
  • Feero, with his quick thinking came up with a solution. 
  • Somebody help me !
  • I got it! It should be 3 meters. 
  • So he measured the length from the bottom of the ladder to the building, seeing which place would be right.
  • I should have stayed a taxi driver!
  • So square root 5^2+3^2=6. So I just need to extend the ladder 6 m. 
  • Now that he got the length from the ladder to the building, he can measure how much he needs to extend the ladder by using the formula square root Leg1^2+Leg2^2=Hypotenuse
  • Please get me out of here firefighter!
  • It worked! I got it exactly right. 
  • The ladder happened to reach just perfectly to Adele, who was very happy to see that he was going to get saved.  
  • Hold the ladder, I'm coming down. 
  • No problem, but be more careful next time cleaning windows. 
  • Oh thank you so much! If it wasn't for you, I might have gotten hurt. 
  • Now that he is safely down, Adele thanks Feero, and then they both go on with their life. 
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