Q2, W5 Intensive Math: November 12-16

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Intensive Math
Grade Level8
Week #November 12-16
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


  • Students will continue to work on Pythagorean Theorem task cards and Mathspace.
  • Students will work on assignments for core math class.


  • Students will use this as a catch-up day to finish assignments.


  • Students will watch the math-related movie “Hidden Figures.”
Assignments Due
  • All assignments on Pythagorean Theorem (task cards, scavenger hunt, and Mathspace are due by Friday, November 16.
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