Thinking about folding

Ever want to give each kid in a class a piece of patty paper and have them measure out a line of length l somewhere on it and then tell them that’s the hypotenuse of a right triangle and then ask them to drawn in that right triangle (but it has to fit on the paper they have)? Then take all the papers and line up all the l‘s?

Because I do. Though I’d probably also throw in that isosceles right triangles are boring and that I expect more interesting angles from them.

These are the semi-random musings that interrupt my reading. Bonus points for anyone that has a class do this and send me pictures  [:


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