*love*having to simplify the radicals, but they'll get used to it. In middle school they are allowed to get a decimal for all radicals. It's a hard adjustment for them!

First, I had my students write the Pythagorean Theorem in their notebooks. Then, I used the pink foldable to help them with the steps to find the missing sides of triangles. I found this idea from Mrs. Atwood's Math Class. In the original, students wrote on the flaps and drew their own triangles. I prefer to have things printed, so I made one.

Next, I gave my students a table of the Pythagorean Triples. I had them work with their partners to fill in the table. We worked the two problems at the bottom together once they had completed the table.

After that, I used my Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems Task Cards. I used the "multiple page" option on the printer to print 4 pages to 1. Each student got 4 problems to work in their notebooks.

The next day, I used my Pythagorean Theorem Converse Foldable to teach about classifying triangles. Each flap as two practice problems underneath. I didn't do very much with the rest of the page. I might include more practice problems or something next year.

Then, I had my students do a Classifying Triangles Card Sort. They wrote the rule in each category as well.

I liked the way these lessons turned out. My students understood everything, but still struggled with the radicals. I'm really working on improving their algebra skills.

This is so comprehensive! I especially love your resource for classifying triangles!

ReplyDeleteIt was me! Glad you liked my idea. Here's the link for my blog.

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It was! I loved the idea! Thanks for letting me know. I linked it above.

DeleteThank you for all of your information! You have been my life source while teaching Geometry and I could not be more grateful for your resources and knowledge. :)

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