Great Google Challenge – Tech Champ Abby Paben

Up on the Housetop

Lesson Plan

Teacher: Mrs. Abby Paben

Date: 12/XX/16

Overview & Purpose

Santa must conserve his magic dust for his reindeer to fly; therefore, he needs to use a ladder that will get him from the roof to the top of the chimney to deliver his presents. Due to his weak knees, he just can’t land that jump any more. In order to decide the height of the ladder, we must use the Pythagorean Theorem.

TEKS Objectives

8.7.C 1. We will use Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems.

Materials Needed

  1. iPad
  2. Google Slides App
  3. Calculator


  1. Students will need to follow the Pythagorean Theorem steps in order to create their measurements for their right triangle and show proof that it works.


We will use Google Slides to construct a house by using the tools within Google Slides. We will draw off a right triangle from the top of the chimney to roof within the app. Then, we will come up with measurements that realistically fit to prove the Pythagorean Theorem so that Santa can find out how tall his ladder needs to be.

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