Inquiry into the Pythagorean Theorem
Grades 68 / Math / Geometry
CCSS:
Math.8.G.B.7
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
8 
Grade 8 
G 
Geometry 
B 
Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem 
7 
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in realworld and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions. 
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 Lesson Objective
 Students discover the Pythagorean theorem in a fun, engaging lesson
 Length
 16 min
 Questions to Consider
 How does Mr. Dalton get students to take ownership for the class work?
 How do students get a chance to discover the theorem for themselves rather than being told what it is?
 How does the lesson move from open discovery to formal understanding?
Supporting Materials

Inquiry into the Pythagorean Theorem Summary
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