Lesson Plan

Pythagorean Theorem

This lesson is used to teach Algebra students the Pythagorean Theorem using 1:1 Chromebooks
Chris R.
Technology coordinator
Hamilton High School
Hamilton, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
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1 Hook/Attention Getter: Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem

Have the students watch the introduction video to the Pythagorean Theorem using the Chromebooks. Walk around as students are watching the video and check for understanding once everyone has finished the video.

Student Instructions

Watch the video to be introduced into the Pythagorean Theorem.

2 Independent Video/Notes: Determine if the triangle is right using the Pythagorean Theorem

Have student watch and work the problems with the video. This will help them understand how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine if the triangle is a right triangle.

Student Instructions

Watch the video embedded on the page. On a Google document, take notes along with the video on how you can determine if the triangle is a right triangle. Come up with a list of strategies you can use to help you make your decision.

3 Independent Reading: How to use the distance formula.

Have students read and work through the activity on using the distance formula. Have them take notes in their Google document on how the distance formula relates to the Pythagorean Theorem.

Student Instructions

Read/Watch the resource on using the Distance Formula. How does using the distance formula relate to the Pythagorean Theorem? Add this question to your notes and answer the question. We will have a classroom discussion using Google Classroom as a warmup tomorrow.

4 Practice: Using the Distance Formula and Pythagorean Threorem

Have students complete the activity on iXL to check their understanding on applying the distance formula and Pythagorean Theorem learned in this lesson.

Student Instructions

Practice your skills! Use this website to test your knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance formula!

5 Homework: Practicing Distance Formula and Pythagorean Theorem

Have students complete the Kuta practice worksheet for homework and turn in via Google Classroom.

Student Instructions

Please complete the attached practice worksheet using the Chromebook PDF annotator. Submit your work to the Google Classroom page before class tomorrow for full credit.