Your students will be smiling and laughing as they practice the Pythagorean Theorem in this fun Speed Dating activity. They won't even realize they are working on rigorous common core math standards!
Math Speed Dating allows students to build confidence as they become experts at a particular problem and coach others through it. At they same time, students are challenged to a variety of other problems as they master the Pythagorean Theorem.
A variety of Pythagorean Theorem applications are included in these problems including determining if a triangle is a right triangle (8.G.6), finding missing right triangle side lengths and solving word problems (8.G.7), and finding the distance between two coordinates (8.G.8). Problems become increasingly difficult which provides a simple way for the teacher to differentiate which problem students become experts at and are responsible to teach to others.
Included in this product:
Two Sets of 12 cards with answers (sets have the same problems but are labeled "A" and "B" for easier management)
Speed Dating Recording Sheet
Speed Dating Instructions for Teacher
Sample Filled-Out Recording Sheet
**This product is included in my Speed Dating 8th Grade Bundle
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