Monday, April 2, 2012

DE Lesson Plan

Web 2.0 Lesson Plan

1. Title: Pythagorean Theorem: What’s Your Angle Pythagoras?

2. Grade Level/Subject: 8th Grade Math

3. Prerequisite Knowledge: Perfect vs Nonperfect Square Roots; Simplifying and Estimating Radicals; Solving two-step equations; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Integer Rules

4. Approximate time for the entire lesson: 1.5 weeks

5. Learning Objectives: The purpose of this lesson is for students to discover and formalize the Pythagorean Theorem by investigating the relationship between the areas of the squares constructed on each side of a right triangle.  Students will also apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing lengths in a right triangle and solve equations involving square roots as it relates to the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will use prior knowledge of square roots to make connections between the concepts. By the end of the week, students will be able to demonstrate an enduring understanding of using and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

6. Relevant Standards:
M8N1: Students will understand different representations of numbers including square roots, exponents, and scientific notation.

M8G2: Students will understand and use the Pythagorean Theorem.

7. The Web 2.0 tool chosen to deliver the lesson: blog and wiki (PBworks)

8. Assessment to measure learning outcomes using this lesson: Learning task from Georgia Department of Education, “Comparing TVs” along with 5 real world based Pythagorean Theorem problems.

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