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        The Pythagorean Theorem and 18th Century Cranes

        Discover how math figures into the complex process of reproducing a 18th century human powered construction crane. This video focuses on explaining the way the construction team used the Pythagorean theorem to determine the precise lengths of the struts to build a working crane, taking math out of the classroom and into real world problem solving.

        See this activity on Annenberg Learner's professional development course for teachers.

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