Q2, W1: November 2-6 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #November 2-6
Unit of InstructionFocus 5: The Pythagorean Theorem
Standard(s) Taught

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • demonstrate the relationship of the three side lengths of any right angle by the use of visual models. 
  • apply algebraic reasoning to relate the visual model to Pythagorean Theorem. 
  • determine if a given triangle is a right triangle using Pythagorean Theorem. 
  • explain a proof of the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem. 
  • apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find an unknown side length of a right triangle.  
  • identify the hypotenuse as the side opposite the right angle in a triangle. 
  • draw a diagram and use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems involving right triangles, including three-dimensional figures. 
Classroom Activities


  1. Students will finish up any missing work.


  1. Students will log onto Zoom.
  2. We will watch a video of the Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
  3. Students will take notes in their ISN on the Pythagorean Theorem.
  4. Students will do IXL R.3


  1. Students will log onto Zoom.
  2. We will review the Pythagorean Theorem and its Converse.
  3. Students will do IXL R.6.
  4. We will do some task cards together.
  5. Students will do task cards on their own.
Assignments Due
  • IXL R.3
  • IXL R.6.
  • Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards
Additional Resources

All IEP and ESOL accommodations are provided daily.

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support. https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.  

Edgenuity – https://www.edgenuity.com/