The purpose of creating a working model of the Pythagorean Theorem is to visually and interactively demonstrate the geometric principles underlying this fundamental mathematical concept.

The Pythagorean Theorem states that in a right-angled triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides. This model helps students and observers understand and verify this relationship in a tangible way.

Creating a Pythagorean theorem working model for a math project with real-life examples like finding the length of a ladder to climb a house, tree height, and bird nest height in a tree is an excellent way to make the concept tangible.

Here’s how you can do it:

### Materials Needed:

- Wooden boards or cardboard (for making triangles)
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Saw (if using wooden boards)
- Glue or tape
- Paints/markers (optional for decorating)