This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the Pythagorean Theorem.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. Though many of them are familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem, most give no thought as to whether they have been given the two legs of a right triangle, or whether one of the sides is a hypotenuse, so I make sure to cover those two cases. I also expect them to answer in simplified radical form.
Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Immediately before this worksheet, I use the assessment named 'Geometry Quiz Similarity Radicals and Proportions Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Quiz-Similarity-Radicals-and-Proportions-Spring-2014-2-versions1-page-1266742
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Special Right Triangles Investigation Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Special-Right-Triangles-Investigation-Spring-2014-30-60-90-45-45-90-triangle-1266781