Pythagorean Theorem


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Grade: 8

Teaching Objectives  

  • For students to discover and explore the Pythagorean Theorem through a variety of activities.  
  • Students will understand why the Pythagorean Theorem works and how to prove it using various manipulatives 

New York State P-12 Learning Standards for Mathematics 

  • 8.G.B.6 6. Understand a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.  
  • 8.G.B.7 7. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
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