Inquiry into the Pythagorean Theorem

Grades 6-8 / 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 real-world 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?
Common Core Standards
Math.8.G.B.7

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Inquiry into the Pythagorean Theorem

Grades 6-8 / Math / Geometry

Inquiry into the Pythagorean Theorem