Performance

#### REALLY Tall!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct indirect measurements three ways. Working in groups, pupils come up with different ways to measure three tall objects indirectly. The teacher provides measurement information requested by the teams, and learners then calculate...
Unit Plan

#### The Pythagorean Theorem in Crime Scene Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's a Pythagorean who-dun-it. Pupils apply the Pythagorean Theorem in several different real-world scenarios involving right triangles. By solving each task, they find the thief who was responsible for a museum heist.
Performance

#### Fire Truck Presentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which truck should the fire department purchase? Given a scenario with three different ladder trucks, pupil compare the height the ladders will reach. They determine which ladder trucks meet the cities' requirements and provide a...
Performance

#### Getting Around Millbrook

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is the distance formula not accurate? Referencing a map of the school, pairs determine the walking distance between two locations. Creating coordinates for each location, pupils determine the distance between the two points and...
Unit Plan

#### Ramp It Up

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils gather measurements of real-world objects that have slopes. They then plot the measurements and find an equation of a line that fits the measurements. Finally, groups investigate the ADA and determine whether different ramps meet...
Unit Plan

#### Right Triangle Applications: Lesson 3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Find the connection between trigonometry and tornadoes. Pairs investigate a tornado in Joplin, Mo., and use trigonometry to find its size. The pupils determine the path of the tornado and find the distance needed to travel to help...
Unit Plan

#### Right Triangle Applications: Lessons 1 and 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use right triangles for more than just mathematical problems. The first two lessons of a unit ask pupils determine distances between cities by using the Pythagorean Theorem and a map. To cement understanding, learners use trigonometric...
Unit Plan

#### How to Build a Happy Home

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a complete house in just a few days. Learners create floor, roof, deck, and landscape plans for a two-story house. Scholars then use their knowledge of area formulas, trigonometric ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine...
Unit Plan

#### Natural Disaster Recovery and Quadrilaterals: Fencing and Roofing Materials

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Storm into a better understanding of geometry. Using a tornado as a backdrop, scholars practice their skills finding perimeters and areas of rectangles. Learners apply their knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing sides of...
Unit Plan

#### Right Triangle Sports

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who knew math could help with sports? An invigorating set of lessons encourages learners to apply right triangles in baseball, volleyball, hockey, football, and soccer. They use the Pythagorean Theorem, Pythagorean triples, special right...
AP Test Prep
College Board

#### 2002 AP® Calculus AB Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th
Become better at the test concepts. An educational resource presents six free-response questions from the AP® Calculus AB exam. Pupils use the items to practice the content, which contains concepts ranging from particle motion to ships...
Assessment
Concord Consortium

#### Outward Bound

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how far can I see? The short assessment question uses the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance to the horizon from a given altitude. Scholars use the relationship of a tangent segment and the radius of a circle to find the...
Instructional Video4:23
Corbett Maths

#### Showing a Triangle Is Right Angled

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Determine whether it is right or not. Using the Pythagorean Theorem, the video shows how to determine whether a triangle is a right triangle. Pupils practice the skill in a few of the problems in the associated worksheets on the...
Assessment
Mathed Up!

#### Pythagoras' Theorem

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Use a right method to find a distance. Given a right triangle, class members find the length of one side given the measurement of the other two sides—the missing side may or may not be the hypotenuse. A video reminds the pupils how to...
Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 3

For Teachers 8th Standards
Communication is the key. A dozen sample items require scholars to communicate their reasoning involved in arriving at a solution. The PowerPoint from the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series uses a variety of content to illicit...
Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
Math can be a problem in eighth grade. Sample items show how problem solving exists within the eighth grade standards. Part of the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series, the presentation contains eight items to illustrate the...
Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Target H

For Teachers 8th Standards
Pythagoras is all about being right. A presentation provides sample items for how the Pythagorean Theorem standards may show up in Smarter Balanced assessments. Seven items use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the sides of a right...
Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Claim 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Communication is the key. A presentation provides 25 sample items for Claim 3, Communicating Reasoning, for the Smarter Balanced High School Math assessment. Items require pupils to answer the question and provide logical reasoning to...
Assessment
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Claim 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Problem solve across the content standards. The presentation slides provide 19 sample items from the Smarter Balanced high school assessment. Items illustrate Claim 2, problem solving, of the test and are drawn from all the high school...
Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

#### Module 4: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Right you are to use a great resource. Starting with a lesson on dilations, scholars learn about similarity transformations and similar triangles. They use the knowledge to develop an understanding of right triangle trigonometry in later...
Instructional Video6:29
Corbett Maths

#### Pythagoras Rectangles and Isosceles Triangles

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
When does the Pythagorean Theorem come in handy? An intriguing video uses the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems other than simply finding the length of a side of a right triangle. Pupils find the diagonal of a rectangle and the...
Instructional Video9:23
Corbett Maths

#### 3D Pythagoras

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Calculate one hypotenuse then repeat. The resource provides a variety of ways for finding the length of the diagonal in a prism. Using the Pythagorean Theorem, pupils find a variety of distances in 3-D figures. The distances range from...
Activity
5280 Math

#### Pythagorean Triples

For Teachers 10th - 12th
From Pythagorean triples to the unit circle. Learners use the Pythagorean Theorem to find Pythagorean triples and then relate their work to the unit circle in a fun algebra project. Their discovery that x^2+y^2 is always equal to one on...
Activity
5280 Math

#### Triangle Area Patterns

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Combine algebraic and geometric strategies to find solutions. The task asks learners to find the coordinates of a third vertex of a triangle to create a triangle with a specific area. The project is a set of seven problems that helps...