Partner Power activities are nice because each student solves a different set of problems and must do his/her own work, but when the partners compare answers they should be the same. This helps students build confidence as they verify correct solutions, identify errors, and correct their work. Discussions between partners are often great learning opportunities!
This activity consists of twenty problems (ten for each partner). Students will use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the lengths of missing sides in right triangles. This activity can be used for practice, as a review, as a math center, or as an assignment choice for differentiating lessons.