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

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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 triangle to finding the distance between two points on the coordinate plane.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the slides to create a review for the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Have classmates select an item and explain the procedure used to solve it
Classroom Considerations

  • It is helpful to know basic Pythagorean Triples
  • The presentation is part of the larger Gr. 8 Claim 1 Item Slide Shows series.
Pros

  • Several items can be done mentally, without the aid of a calculator
  • Contains an answer key for each item
Cons

  • None
Common Core