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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Geometry
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
03/05/2012
CTE Health Sciences: Range of Motion
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Geometry
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
07/27/2012
Catching the Perfect SAR Waves!
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Students learn the importance of the Pythagorean theorem as applied in radar imaging. They use a sensor unit with IRED (infrared emitting diode) to measure triangle distances and the theorem to calculate and verify distances. Student groups calibrate the sensor units to ensure accurate distance measurements. A "pretend" outdoor radar imaging model is provided to groups for sensor unit testing.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Luis Avila
Mounir Ben Ghalia
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
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This task is for instruction purposes. Part (b) is subtle and the solution presented here uses a "dynamic" view of triangles with two side lengths fixed. This helps pave the way toward what students will see later in trigonometry but some guidance will likely be needed in order to get students started on this path.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/17/2012
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This is a remix of https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/29037-curriculum-guide-the-pythagorean-theorem/view by Shana Friend, with a few resources added at the beginning to provide more conceptual connections.

The purpose of this curriculum guide is to provide OER lesson material and support activities for Pythagorean Theorem instruction. It is geared towards GED® requirements. Both printable and online options are provided.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Susan Jones
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Curriculum Guide: The Pythagorean Theorem
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The purpose of this curriculum guide is to provide OER lesson material and support activities for Pythagorean Theorem instruction. It is geared towards GED® requirements. Both printable and online options are provided.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Shana Friend
Date Added:
05/30/2018
Distance Formula (Dan Meyer 3-act-play) (Real)
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The 3 act math is a perfect way to incorporate the See-Think-Wonder activity.  Dan Meyer is the originator of the 3 act math plays and the Pearson Envisions Math textbook incorporates one every Topic/Chapter.  I am writing this lesson plan with the idea of using the Taco Cart 3 act math play.The link to the 3-act-math play is below.Taco Cart http://threeacts.mrmeyer.com/tacocart/ 

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jill Oliver
Date Added:
11/05/2018
Engineering Your Own Spectrograph
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Students use simple materials to design an open spectrograph so they can calculate the angle light is bent when it passes through a holographic diffraction grating. A holographic diffraction grating acts like a prism, showing the visual components of light. After finding the desired angles, students use what they have learned to design their own spectrograph enclosure.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Equations of Circles 1
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: use the Pythagorean theorem to derive the equation of a circle; and translate between the geometric features of circles and their equations.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
04/26/2013
Grade 8 Module 2: The Concept of Congruence
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In this module, students learn about translations, reflections, and rotations in the plane and, more importantly, how to use them to precisely define the concept of congruence. Throughout Topic A, on the definitions and properties of the basic rigid motions, students verify experimentally their basic properties and, when feasible, deepen their understanding of these properties using reasoning. All the lessons of Topic B demonstrate to students the ability to sequence various combinations of rigid motions while maintaining the basic properties of individual rigid motions. Students learn that congruence is just a sequence of basic rigid motions in Topic C, and Topic D begins the learning of Pythagorean Theorem.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
09/21/2013
Grade 8 Module 3: Similarity
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In Module 3, students learn about dilation and similarity and apply that knowledge to a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem based on the Angle-Angle criterion for similar triangles.  The module begins with the definition of dilation, properties of dilations, and compositions of dilations.  One overarching goal of this module is to replace the common idea of “same shape, different sizes” with a definition of similarity that can be applied to geometric shapes that are not polygons, such as ellipses and circles.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/17/2013
Grade 8 Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry
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Module 7 begins with work related to the Pythagorean Theorem and right triangles.  Before the lessons of this module are presented to students, it is important that the lessons in Modules 2 and 3 related to the Pythagorean Theorem are taught (M2:  Lessons 15 and 16, M3:  Lessons 13 and 14).  In Modules 2 and 3, students used the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the unknown length of a right triangle.  In cases where the side length was an integer, students computed the length.  When the side length was not an integer, students left the answer in the form of x2=c, where c was not a perfect square number.  Those solutions are revisited and are the motivation for learning about square roots and irrational numbers in general.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
02/02/2014
Handheld Trigonometry
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Students explore the concept of similar right triangles and how they apply to trigonometric ratios. Use this lesson as a refresher of what trig ratios are and how they work. In addition to trigonometry, students explore a clinometer app on an Android® or iOS® device and how it can be used to test the mathematics underpinning trigonometry. This prepares student for the associated activity, during which groups each put a clinometer through its paces to better understand trigonometry.

Subject:
Engineering
Mathematics
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Scott Burns
Date Added:
09/18/2014
History and Geometry of Roman Aqueducts
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Students see that geometric shapes can be found in all sorts of structures as they explore the history of the Roman Empire with a focus on how engineers 2000 years ago laid the groundwork for many structures seen today. Through a short online video, brief lecture material and their own online research directed by worksheet questions, students discover how the Romans invented a structure known today as the Roman arch that enabled them to build architecture never before seen by humankind, including the amazing aqueducts. Students calculate the slope and its total drop and angle over its entire distance for an example aqueduct. Completing this lesson prepares students for the associated activity in which teams build and test model aqueducts that meet specific constraints. This lesson serves as an introduction to many other geometry—and engineering-related lessons—including statics and trusses, scale modeling, and trigonometry.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Lauchlin Blue
Malinda Zarske
Nathan Coyle
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Intro to the Pythagorean theorem
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Sal introduces the famous and super important Pythagorean theorem! This lesson includes an introduction video followed by examples and practice problems involving finding the hypotenuse, finding a side, finding area of an isosceles triangle, and determining if a triangle is a right triangle. It is followed by a unit on Pythagorean theorem applications.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
05/11/2018
Let’s Build an Aqueduct!
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Students explore in detail how the Romans built aqueducts using arches—and the geometry involved in doing so. Building on what they learned in the associated lesson about how innovative Roman arches enabled the creation of magnificent structures such as aqueducts, students use trigonometry to complete worksheet problem calculations to determine semicircular arch construction details using trapezoidal-shaped and cube-shaped blocks. Then student groups use hot glue and half-inch wooden cube blocks to build model aqueducts, doing all the calculations to design and build the arches necessary to support a water-carrying channel over a three-foot span. They calculate the slope of the small-sized aqueduct based on what was typical for Roman aqueducts at the time, aiming to construct the ideal slope over a specified distance in order to achieve a water flow that is not spilling over or stagnant. They test their model aqueducts with water and then reflect on their performance.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Lauchlin Blue
Malinda Zarske
Nathan Coyle
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to produce and evaluate geometrical proofs. In particular, this unit is intended to help you identify and assist students who have difficulties in: interpreting diagrams; identifying mathematical knowledge relevant to an argument; linking visual and algebraic representations; and producing and evaluating mathematical arguments.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
04/26/2013
Pythagoras and the Juice Seller
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This video lesson presents a real world problem that can be solved by using the Pythagorean theorem. The problem faces a juice seller daily. He has equilateral barrels with equal heights and he always tries to empty the juice of two barrels into a third barrel that has a volume equal to the sum of the volumes of the two barrels. This juice seller wants to find a simple way to help him select the right barrel without wasting time, and without any calculations - since he is ignorant of Mathematics. The prerequisite for this lesson includes knowledge of the following: the Pythagorean theorem; calculation of a triangles area knowing the angle between its two sides; cosine rule; calculation of a circle's area; and calculation of the areas and volumes of solids with regular bases.

Subject:
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Ghada Sulaiman Abdullah Marmash
Date Added:
06/02/2012