Today was Block 2 of our study of the Pythagorean Theorem and Right Triangles.

We had a 10 minutes formative assessment over the basic algebra of the Pythagorean Theorem (did you get what we learned last time?).

Students finished up their previous HW #16 and we shared answers, issues, and strategies.

We learned again how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine if 3 sides make a right triangle, or obtuse, or acute; and therefore, what is a triple? (Three whole numbers that make a right triangle.)

Most of class was devoted to sketching stories that are "solved" with the Pythagorean Theorem: taking sentences that describe a situation, translating to a good sketch with labels, then solving with Pythagorean Theorem and possibly an area formula.

This work was turned in, or to be finished for homework.

There was a 4 pt homework quiz on HW #16 at the end of class.

The only homework was to finish the word problem handout. Several students finished in class. It is attached below if you have lost it.

We had a 10 minutes formative assessment over the basic algebra of the Pythagorean Theorem (did you get what we learned last time?).

Students finished up their previous HW #16 and we shared answers, issues, and strategies.

We learned again how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine if 3 sides make a right triangle, or obtuse, or acute; and therefore, what is a triple? (Three whole numbers that make a right triangle.)

Most of class was devoted to sketching stories that are "solved" with the Pythagorean Theorem: taking sentences that describe a situation, translating to a good sketch with labels, then solving with Pythagorean Theorem and possibly an area formula.

This work was turned in, or to be finished for homework.

There was a 4 pt homework quiz on HW #16 at the end of class.

The only homework was to finish the word problem handout. Several students finished in class. It is attached below if you have lost it.

geometry_2017_right_triangle_word_problems.pdf |

geometry_2017_right_triangle_pyth_th_got_it.pdf |