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# Gwen R.

## I like to see the lights go on as students understand math.

### Los Angeles, CA (90020)

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## Gwen's Resources

Most everyone knows the Pythagorean Theorem and you can use it to solve this problem. Where is the right triangle? Connect the points (-2,4), (1,0) and (-2,0). One leg measures 3, the other leg measures 4, so the hypotenuse is 5! Five is the length of half PQ, so the whole line segment PQ is...

The area of a square with sides of 8 ft is 64 square feet. Use the formula for area of a square:  A=s*s Answer is 64 square feet

How do we know which square is larger? ACEF (because its diagonal AE is longer than its side AC, which happens to be the diagonal of ABCD). Comparing the large square to the small square the ratio of similarity is √2, so the ratios of the areas is √2 squared, 2. So the larger square has twice...

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Mathematics: I tried a different approach today to "Equivalent Fractions" because yesterday Connor just shut down. Incorporating his success with identifying primes and prime factors. we factored the numerator and denominators first, then I asked him to cross out common factors but he really has such an aversion to numbers he found this difficult also. We won't have another chance... read more

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