Pythagorean Theorem Project Pirate Treasure Hunt

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8th - 9th
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Challenge your students to find the treasure by using Pythagorean Theorem to explore the pirate territory. Students follow a scenario of problems to find a treasure buried by Pythagoras. Student tested and approved.✔

Included in this resource:

• Pirate treasure hunt scenario

• Pirate map

• Student directions and problems

• Directions for extension for student-created treasure hunts

• Answer key

Multiple ways to use:

- Set up at a math-center with other pythagorean theorem activities

- Differentiate by providing to individual students

- Use as an assessment. How well do students understand how to use Pythagorean theorem with diagrams and word problems?

Are you in a digital classroom? The Pythagorean Treasure hunt now available as a digital resource. Great for your 1:1 classroom.

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Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.


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