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The Pythagorean Theorem: Square Areas

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Overview:
This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: use the area of right triangles to deduce the areas of other shapes; use dissection methods for finding areas; organize an investigation systematically and collect data; deduce a generalizable method for finding lengths and areas (The Pythagorean Theorem.)
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Grades:
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Material Type:
Assessment, Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education, U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
04/26/2013
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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Lehua HIDOE on Aug 24, 08:16pm

This is a lesson/assessment unit. It has many teacher resources. Detailed lesson plans, student worksheets, ppt, and suggestions on misconceptions. It is addressing 8.G.6 and 8.G.7. - proving Pythagorean Theorem and finding missing side lengths using Pythagorean Theorem. I think students will need more time understanding how to use the dot grid paper and on drawing tilted squares.

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