Presentation on theme: "Unit 2: Engineering Design Process"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 2: Engineering Design Process Foundations of TechnologyUnit 2: Engineering Design ProcessLesson 1: Engineering Design ProcessPythagorean Theorem
2 The Big IdeaBig Idea:The Engineering Design Process is a systematic, iterative problem-solving method that produces solutionsto meet human needs andwants.
3 RationaleEngineers use mathematical equations as tools to help them create technical solutions, structures, and products to meet the needs and desires of society.Throughout the Foundations of Technology course, students will apply mathematics to solve practical problems and work through design challenges.The Pythagorean Theorem is an excellent place to start because it applies simple logic and basic algebra.
4 Pythagorean TheoremThe Pythagorean Theorem applies to right triangles and states that the square root of the hypotenuse is equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the adjacent sides.Algebraically: a² + b² = c²Where “c” is the hypotenuse and “a” and “b” are the adjacent sidesHypotenuse (c)Adjacent Sides (a + b)Right (90º) Angle
5 Practice Problems Solve for the unknown variable: c = ____ a = 4in b = 3in