Pass out the unit organizer sheet and spend some time reviewing critical vocabulary such as leg and hypotenuse. Also, spend some time reviewing how students can identify the hypotenuse based on angle measures. It is important that students begin to use this vocabulary today during collaborative discussions (Integrating math practice standard 6).
Show the Pythagorean theorem water demo once again and ask the following question, “How is this video relative to the activity you worked through at the end of class yesterday? I am showing this video because it directly relates to your activity page. How does it relate?” Script any important information on the board so students have it as a guide map throughout the class period.
Hold another mini-wrap-up over questions 1-5 on the handout Pythagorean Theorem and script any important ideas you need the class to keep in mind for the solving questions in part six today. Important ideas might include: a square root is used to find the dimensions of a square when you know the area, area can be combined to create the area of the largest square or subtracted to find the area of a smaller square, the goal of the theorem is to solve for side lengths along the right triangle, you need to find the area of squares first before you begin to add or subtract anything.
Allow students to work in cooperative groups to complete the example problems in question 6. As students work to finish the problems, move about the room formatively assessing students and providing feedback that moves learning forward.