1) Warm Up: Given the hypotenuse, find leg lengths that will work. This is to prepare students for creating a bulletin board based on the Pythagorean Tree Fractal
This is the first day of what will likely be a 3 day performance task that takes kids from using the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse to discovering the distance formula (day 2 and 3).
Notes:
Student work from today: Friday 12/5 : Discovery Ed, Test 2
Thursday 12/4: Quiz, Pythagorean Theorem 1) WWK: Pythagorean Triple 2) ISN  include official Pythagorean Theorem and it's converse on pages 2425 (see picture from student interactive notebook to the left.) 3) Visit Learning Targets that connect to Distance Formula
4) PT  Acting Out
5) Assignment: Quiz review 1) Warmup: Half page, self checking puzzle "Why did the cow dislike the farmer?"  finding the hypotenuse
2) Visit Learning Targets for Pythagorean Theorem 3) PT: Pythagorean Triples, see student work below
4) Assignment: Roots and Powers handout 1) Warmup  flash back to the recent past with square roots and cube roots: 2. ISN update  pages 2425, Pythagorean Theorem, with Pythagorean Square Proof, Foldable Notes, a little Pythagoras and a quote. 3) Assignment: page 134, problems 18
Note: Bring this lesson back to Pythagorean Tree... Could you have used the Pythagorean Theorem to help find the answer to your team's question? 
Leaving a Trail:
