Q2, W2: November 9-13 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #November 9-13
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.

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
  • 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. 
  • 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 with the characteristics of a right triangle to find the distance between the original two points. (the distance formula is not required). 
Classroom Activities


  1. Log onto Zoom session
  2. We will review the Pythagorean Theorem
  3. We will do some task cards on using the Pythagorean Theorem on the coordinate plane
  4. Students will do a Task Cards assignment
  5. Students will do IXL R.6




  1. Students will log onto Zoom Session
  2. We will review for the DIA:
    1. We will play a Pythagorean Theorem Knockout Game
    2. We will review solving equations
    3. We will review solutions of equations
    4. We will go over some unique Pythagorean Theorem problems
Assignments Due
  • Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards
  • IXL R.6
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/