This powerpoint lesson provides students with an engaging teacher led activity. Instead of giving the students the formula for the Pythagorean Theorem they discover it for themselves. The lesson works best when students work with a partner or small group. It includes teacher tips for a successful discovery lesson, modifications for struggling math students as well as enrichment students, and a warm-up activity which reviews key vocabulary need for the lesson.
The lesson meets common core math standards 8.G.B.6 and 8.G.B.7 and develops the following mathematical practices:
MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
MP4: Model with mathematics.
MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
MP6: Attend to precison.
MP7: Look for and make use of structure.
MP8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Pythagorean Theorem Discovery Lesson
by Only Math
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