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- 8.G.B.6Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.
- 8.G.B.7Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
- 8.G.B.8Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

Introduction to Pythagorean Theorem

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Pythagorean Theorem

Big Idea:Hands-on manipulatives help students to prove how, why, and when the Pythagorean Theorem shows relationships within triangles.

Christa Lemily

Suburban Env.

21 Resources

110 Favorites

21 Resources

110 Favorites

Playing Around with Pythagoras-Day 1

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:After a brief introduction, students will explore the Pythagorean relationship with color tiles and then apply that understanding by reconstructing a Pythagorean proof.

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

24 Resources

32 Favorites

24 Resources

32 Favorites

Playing Around with Pythagoras-Day 2

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Simple, whole number computations to determine the missing lengths of the hypotenuse of given triangles helps students gain confidence in applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

28 Resources

3 Favorites

28 Resources

3 Favorites

Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 11

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Students get practice applying the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems in this fast-paced collaborative game.

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

13 Resources

11 Favorites

13 Resources

11 Favorites

Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 3

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Now that students have practiced finding the length of missing hypotenuse, I introduce triangles with missing legs instead.

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

18 Resources

2 Favorites

18 Resources

2 Favorites

Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 4

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Students have spent several days applying the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing sides of right triangles. Today, students are given triangles with all three side lengths given and they must prove whether the triangle is right or not.

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

18 Resources

2 Favorites

18 Resources

2 Favorites

Day Four & Five

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Welcome Back!

Big Idea:To help guide instruction for the year and establish a baseline for quarterly benchmark assessments, students will take a benchmark test aligned to the CCSS.

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

8 Resources

14 Favorites

8 Resources

14 Favorites

A thought is an idea in transit

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Pythagorean Theorem

Big Idea:An introduction to what some say is the most important theorem in all of mathematics.

Mauricio Beltre

Urban Env.

19 Resources

7 Favorites

19 Resources

7 Favorites

The Pythagorean Theorem

Geometry

» Unit:

The Pythagorean Theorem

Big Idea:Students will apply their understanding of area to prove the Pythagorean Theorem.

Jessica Uy

Suburban Env.

14 Resources

3 Favorites

14 Resources

3 Favorites

Pythagorean Theorem Converse

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

The Pythagorean Theorem

Big Idea:Students use Geogebra to explore and find if given side lengths form right triangles or not.

Mauricio Beltre

Urban Env.

16 Resources

2 Favorites

16 Resources

2 Favorites

Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 12

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Today, the students take a formative assessment that includes finding the missing sides of triangles, estimating non-perfect square roots, applying the Pythagorean Theorem to real world problems, and using it to find distance between two points on a coordi

Heather Sparks

Urban Env.

16 Resources

1 Favorite

16 Resources

1 Favorite

8.G.B.6

Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

8.G.B.7

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

8.G.B.8

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.