Q2, W4: November 4-8 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #November 4-8
Unit of InstructionFocus 5: 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


  • Students will work in rotations on three Pythagorean Theorem activities:
    • Pythagorean Theorem Murder Mystery
    • IXL R.4
    • Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards


  • Students will continue working on the Pythagorean Theorem activities


  • Students will work on iReady
  • Students will finish up Pythagorean Theorem activities
Assignments Due
  • IXL R.4 due on November 7/8.
  • Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards due November 7/8.
Additional Resources

All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.