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Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for using the Pythagorean Theorem to find unknown side lengths of triangles? Well look no further as 8th Grade Triangles Pythagorean Theorem Activity Right Triangle Puzzles, for CCSS 8.G.7, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 8th grade middle school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 20 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers finding the missing side lengths in right triangles by using the Pythagorean Theorem. By solving the problems to sort and match the puzzle pieces, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 8th graders will love to practice and learn to develop strategies about calculating side measurements of triangles!
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
Relevant Grade 8 Geometry Common Core Standard 8.G.B.7
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles
Cross Reference: Texas TEKS 8.7C and Virginia SOL 8.9
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