Q2, W3: October 29-November 2

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Intensive Math
Grade Level8
Week #Twelve
Unit of InstructionUnit 4: Pythagorean Theorem
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.8.G.2.6:  Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

MAFS.8.G.2.7:  Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

MAFS.8.G.2.8:  Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will determine if a triangle is a right triangle using Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find an unknown side length of a right triangle.
  • Students will draw a diagram and use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems involving right triangles, including three-dimensional triangles.
  • Connect any two points on a coordinate grid to a third point so that the three points form a right triangle.
  • Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between the original two points.
Classroom Activities


  • We will do the Pythagorean Theorem discover lab together to understand the formula.
  • Students will do a Pythagorean Theorem scavenger hunt.
  • Students will work on a Pythagorean Theorem puzzle activity.


  • Students will do a Two-Step Equation Halloween Activity


  • Students will work on iReady
  • Students will complete the Pythagorean Theorem scavenger hunt and puzzle activity
Assignments Due
  • Pythagorean Theorem scavenger hunt due on Thursday/Friday, November 1/2
Additional Resources

All IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.