# BlendEd Best Practices - Pythagorean Theorem

## Unit Title:

### Title and Description

This unit is titled Pythagorean Theorem

In this unit students will learn a little bit about Pythagoras and will learn about the Pythagorean Theorem and many of its uses.

The resource was submitted by Deb Bulin, Thayer Central Community Schools,  as part of the Nebraska ESUCC Special Project BlendEd Best Practices."

## Content Area Skill:

Pythagorean Theorem

Skill #1

Skill #2

10 days

## Overview of Unit:

In this unit students will learn a little bit about Pythagoras and will learn about the Pythagorean Theorem and many of its uses.

## Empower Learners:

### Content Area Skills (NE and ISTE Standards):

8.3.3 b  Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find side lengths of triangles and to solve real-world problems.

8.3.3 c Find the distance between any two points on the coordinate plane using the Pythagorean Theorem.

### Student Friendly Objectives:

8.3.3 b I can find a missing leg of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem.

8.3.3 b I can find the hypotenuse of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem.

8.3.3 b I can solve real-world problems using the Pythagorean Theorem.

8.3.3.c I can find the distance between any two points in the coordinate plane using the Pythagorean Theorem.

## Empower Learner Activity:

### Detailed Description:

Pre-Assessment - Pear Deck presentation so students can answer and draw on their computers.

## Knowledge Application:

The purpose of Knowledge Application is to promote deeper-level learning through student creation of learning artifacts demonstrating both Content Area and Digital Age Skills. A key goal is to provide some degree of control over how students will show what they know.

## Artifact Profile:

### Title of the Artifact:

Pythagoras and the Pythagorean Theorem

### Detailed Description:

Create a presentation (could be a poster, slides, etc) that includes:

1 person (other than Pythagoras) that proved the Pythagorean Theorem

An example of finding the missing hypotenuse - with all work shown to solve

An example of finding a missing leg - with all work shown to solve

An example of finding the distance between two points on a coordinate plane - with all work shown to solve

Two different word problems - with all work shown to solve

Include the content area skills

## Knowledge Deepening:

### Detailed Description:

During Knowledge Deepening, the Content Area Skills required of the Learning Artifact are broken down into bite-sized tasks. A key goal is to provide some degree of choice over how students practice the Content Area Skills.

## Direct Instruction:

### Detailed Description

Direct Instruction scaffolds the learning process for all students. A key goal is to incorporate BlendEd strategies to effectively differentiate instruction in order to maximize learning.

## Learning Path:

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## Resources:

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