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My Curriculum

Heather Sparks

8th Grade Math

Taft Middle School

Oklahoma City, OK

Urban Environment

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(11 Units, 100 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Playing Around with Pythagoras(12 Lessons)

Unit 1 - Welcome Back! (4 Lessons)

Unit 2 - Rules of Exponents(10 Lessons)

Unit 3 - How Big? How Small?(12 Lessons)

Unit 4 - So What's Rational About That?(5 Lessons)

Unit 5 - The Fabulous World of Functions(19 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Shapes On A Plane(5 Lessons)

Unit 7 - What's at the Root?(5 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Playing Around with Pythagoras(12 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Quantum of Solids(6 Lessons)

Unit 10 - It's All About the Rates(7 Lessons)

Unit 11 - Oni's Equation Adventure(15 Lessons)

Playing Around with Pythagoras-Day 1

8th Grade Math

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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.

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24 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras-Day 2

8th Grade Math

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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.

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28 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 3

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

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

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18 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 4

8th Grade Math

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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.

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18 Resources

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Playing Around With Pythagoras- Day 5

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Today, students will learn to estimate the lengths of unknown sides of right triangles by using their knowledge of perfect squares.

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16 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras-Day 6

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Building on previously built knowledge of Pythagorean Theorem, students will use a double number line to estimate square roots to the nearest tenth.

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19 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 7

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Students will continue to practice using double number lines to estimate the square roots of non-perfect square numbers. They will also evaluate others' work to gain consensus on determined values.

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17 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 8

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Now that students have a solid grasp of Pythagorean Theorem, they will have the opportunity to apply their understanding to solve real-world problems.

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15 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 9

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:Now that students are developing proficiency with applying the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems, they are now ready to apply their conceptual knowledge to a coordinate plane.

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18 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 10

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

Big Idea:In this lesson, students are introduced to a real-life application of the Pythagorean Theorem and must use it to justify their decisions.

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21 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 11

8th Grade Math

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Playing Around with Pythagoras

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

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13 Resources

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Playing Around with Pythagoras- Day 12

8th Grade Math

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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

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16 Resources

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