This warm up is designed for geometry students learning the Pythagorean Theorem. The first two problems contain a triangle with a missing side length that students need to solve for. The third question asks students to use argumentation language to construct a justification for one of their answers. An answer key is provided, with key pieces of information that should be included in the argument.
Microsoft Word version: 912Geometry_SRT_PythagoreanTheorem_Warmup_Construct_PythagoreanTheoremWarmup
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This task is geared towards geometry students with knowledge of the pythagorean theorem and an understanding of simplifying radicals. Students are asked to critique student interpretations of a problem. Ultimately, the task assesses the student’s ability to simplify radicals and recognize equivalence between different radical expressions. Students are asked to construct an argument by stating a claim and providing supporting evidence.
Microsoft Word version: 912Geometry_SRT_PythagoreanTheorem_Worksheet_ConstructCritique_TotallyRadical
PDF version: 912Geometry_SRT_PythagoreanTheorem_Worksheet_ConstructCritique_TotallyRadical