In these three Common Core-aligned discovery worksheets, students will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for a missing side of a right triangle, solve word problems involving right triangles, determine the distance between two points using the Pythagorean Theorem, and test for right triangles using the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem.
-3 two-page worksheets (with answer keys)
-Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objectives, materials, and procedure
Worksheet #1: Using the Pythagorean Theorem
Students will learn how to solve for a missing side of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem. They will reflect on how they know which side is the hypotenuse. They will also use the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing side lengths of two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric figures, and students will then use that information to determine measurement such as perimeter and surface area.
Worksheet #2: Pythagorean Theorem in the Real World
In this activity, students will understand how to draw pictorial representations of right triangles represented in word problems to help them write and solve equations using the Pythagorean Theorem. Then students will be able to determine the distance between two points using the Pythagorean Theorem by practicing with a basic problem and a multi-part word problem. Students may need to review the equation d=rt.
Worksheet #3: Pythagorean Theorem and its Converse
Students will identify if a set of three side lengths could form a right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem, and they will reflect on how they know which side length must be the hypotenuse. Then all previously mentioned ideas are reviewed with a practice problems.
This product is part of the Discovery-Based Worksheet Series. Discovery-Based Worksheets have been specially designed to engage students in learning that moves beyond traditional skills practice. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the big idea and will make connections between concepts. These worksheets make a great introduction to a new topic or summary at the end of a lesson or unit. Try one today!
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