This set of cards uses the four sets of Pythagorean Triplets for the sides of a right triangle. (3-4-5, 5-12-13, 7-24-25, and 8-15-17)
1. Post the cards around the classroom (either a set of 10 heart problems, 10 club problems or 20 diamond problems). The 10 set of heart problems focus on using the basic triplets in solving for missing parts of a right triangle and the 10 set of club problems focus on using the multiples of the basic triplets in solving for missing parts of a right triangle . When you use the 20 diamond problems you will get both sets of triplets.
2. Assign different students to start at different numbers. Distribute copies of the students recording sheet. Students can record the number of the problem they are working on in the small rectangle in each section of the recording sheet. When the work on the problem, they then go on a scavenger hunt to find the card with their answer in the bottom right corner of a new card. If they can’t find their answer they need to check their work again. When they find their answer on a card, they record that number in the next square and solve the new problem. Students keep working on problem for the allotted time.
3. The goal would be to complete as many questions as they can in the allotted amount of time.
4. Awards can be given for the number of problems completed by each student.