Q2, W3: November 1-5 Pre-Algebra

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area8th Grade Pre-Algebra
Grade Level8
Week #November 1-5
Unit of InstructionFocus 4 and 5: Soving Multi-Step Equations and 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

Monday/Tuesday:

  1. Students will be split into two groups and each group will work on one activity and then switch:
    1. Pythagorean Theorem Scavenger Hunt
    2. Pythagorean Theorem task cards (6 word problems)

Wednesday:

  1. Students will finish the Scavenger Hunt and Task Cards

Thursday/Friday:

  1. Students will do Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards with a partner
  2. If they finish, they can work on finishing IXL T.1 and T.2
Assignments Due
  • Pythagorean Theorem Scavenger Hunt
  • Pythagorean Theorem Task Cards (6 word problems)
  • Pythagorean Theorem Tash Cards (20, with partner)
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/