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Unit:

Teacher:
CCGPS:

Pythagorean Theorem
Subject:
Math
Karleen Vaughn
MGSE8.G.6 Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

ISTE:

MGSE8.G.7 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side


lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and
three dimensions.

MGSE8.G.8 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two
points in a coordinate system.
1. Creativity and innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop
innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities
5. Digital citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to
technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and
technology.
b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports
collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

Essential
Questions

What is Pythagorean Theorem and when does it apply?


What is the relationship among the lengths of the sides of a right triangle?
How can the Pythagorean Theorem be used to solve problems?
How can I use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse or
leg of a right triangle?

Learning
Objectives

Students will:
Find the length of the missing side of a right triangle.
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to real world situations.
Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance from 2 points on a coordinate
plane.

Technology Students will:


Learning
Use appropriate digital citizenship skills related to ethical use of material.
Objectives Understand how to work collaboratively to create effective presentations.
Understand how to create pictures and visuals to upload into their presentations.
Understand how to use online presentation tools to demonstrate understanding of
the Pythagorean Theorem.
Day One
Warm-up
Students will enter the room and I will explain that we will be integrating technology this
week to help us learn about the Pythagorean Theorem and explain the essential questions,
goals, and criteria for this assignment.
Whole-Group
Show students a Brainpop video to introduce the topic of Pythagorean Theorem.
Demonstrate to students how to access my curated resources on my teacher website
o http://bcsdk12.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=16581
Work Session
Students will each sign out a laptop and access the curated resources on Scoop.it via my
teacher web page.
Students are required to visit and view a minimum of 4 resources from this list to assist
them in learning about the Pythagorean Theorem.
Ticket out the Door
What is the formula for the Pythagorean Theorem?
Return Laptop
Day Two
Warm-up
I will ask the students what the Pythagorean Theorem is and have them help me solve 2
problems on the board as a class.
Whole-Group
Show students the Brainpop video again to re-introduce the topic of Pythagorean
Theorem.
Remind students how to access my curated resources on my teacher website
o http://bcsdk12.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=16581
Work Session

Students will each sign out a laptop and access the curated resources on Scoop.it via my
teacher web page.
Students are required to visit and view a minimum of 4 new resources from this list to
assist them in learning about the Pythagorean Theorem.

Ticket out the Door


Solve 2 Pythagorean Theorem problems
Return Laptop
Day Three
Warm-up
I will ask the students to help me solve 2 Pythgorean Theorem word problems on the
board as a class.
Whole-Group
Show students the List.ly curated resources for online presentations that are located on
my teacher website.
o http://bcsdk12.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=16581
Pass out Pythagorean Theorem presentation rubrics to students.
Discuss the requirements of the presentation
Work Session
Students will each sign out a laptop and access the curated resources on List.ly and
Scoop.it via my teacher web page.
Students will now work with a partner to create their Pythagorean Theorem presentation
Ticket out the Door
Write down 1 question you have about creating an online presentation
Return Laptop
Day Four
Warm-up
I will answer the ticket out the door questions from day 3.
Whole-Group
Remind students of the requirements of their presentation
Work Session
Students will each sign out a laptop and access the curated resources on List.ly and
Scoop.it via my teacher web page.
Students will continue working with a partner to create their Pythagorean Theorem
presentation

Ticket out the Door


Write down 1 question you have about creating an online presentation.
Return Laptop

Day Five
Warm-up
I will answer the ticket out the door questions from day 3.
Whole-Group
Remind students of the requirements of their presentation
I will notify students that they will be allowed to work for the first 30 minutes and then
groups will begin presenting their presentations.
Work Session
Students will each sign out a laptop and access the curated resources on List.ly and
Scoop.it via my teacher web page.
Students will continue working with a partner to create their Pythagorean Theorem
presentation
Whole Group
Groups will present their Pythagorean Theorem presentations
Ticket out the Door
Solve 1 Pythagorean Theorem word problem.
Write down one question or comment you have about integrating technology into math
class.
Return Laptop

Pythagorean Theorem Presentation Rubric


1

On time

Not on time or
Complete

On time but Incomplete

On time & Complete

Includes
examples of all 3
types of
problems

Presentation has 1 out


of 3 types of problems:
Finding the missing
length, word problem,
and distance between 2
points on a coordinate
plane.

Presentation has 2 out


of 3 types of problems:
Finding the missing
length, word problem,
and distance between 2
points on a coordinate
plane.

Presentation has 3 out


of 3 types of problems:
Finding the missing
length, word problem,
and distance between 2
points on a coordinate
plane.

Artwork and
diagrams are
original

None of the
artwork/diagrams for
each example are
original.

One or two
artwork/diagrams for
each example are not
original.

Includes all original


artwork/diagrams for
each example.

Correct?

There are 3 or more


errors in solving the
example problems.

There are 1 or 2 errors


in solving the example
problems.

There are no errors in


solving the example
problems.

Total Points Earned

Points
Earned