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Ever wondered how to teach the Pythagorean Theorem, angles, and volume in an engaging way to your 8th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about the Pythagorean Theorem. Later on, they will build on this to learn about finding the distance between two points using the distance formula in a coordinate system. Lastly, they will learn about solving problems involving the volumes of cylinders, cones, and spheres.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these mathematical concepts are applied in real-world situations.

It's an exciting way to teach the Pythagorean Theorem, angles, and volume while comprehensively meeting standards.

- Standards: CCSS 8.G.C.9, CCSS 8.G.A.5, CCSS 8.G.B.7, CCSS 8.G.B.8, CCSS 8.G.A.1.c

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After this unit, students will be able to:

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of a right triangle.

Calculate the distance between two points in a coordinate system using the distance formula.

Solve for missing angles in triangles using the Triangle Sum Theorem.

Apply the Exterior Angle Theorem to find missing angles in triangles.

Identify and solve angle relationships formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal.

Calculate the volumes of cylinders, cones, and spheres using the appropriate formulas.

Before starting this unit, students should be familiar with:

Knowledge of basic geometric shapes (such as triangles, rectangles, and circles)

Understanding of basic algebraic concepts (such as solving for unknown variables)

Familiarity with basic properties of angles (such as vertical angles, complementary angles, and supplementary angles)

Understanding of how to calculate the area of simple geometric shapes (such as rectangles and triangles)

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Pythagorean Theorem, Angles & Volume Guided Notes Unit Bundle

Pythagorean Theorem

Distance Formula

Triangle Sum Theorem

Exterior Angle Theorem

Transversal

Parallel Lines

Volume

Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Students will learn about the Pythagorean Theorem.

- CCSS 8.G.B.7
- CCSS 8.G.B.8

Students will learn to find the distance between two points using the distance formula in a coordinate system.

- CCSS 8.G.B.8

Students will learn to solve problems involving the Triangle Sum Theorem by finding missing angles in triangles.

- CCSS 8.G.A.5

Students will learn to solve problems involving exterior angles of triangles and the Exterior Angle Theorem.

- CCSS 8.G.A.5

Students will practice identifying and solving angles formed by parallel lines cut by a transversal.

- CCSS 8.G.A.5
- CCSS 8.G.A.1.c

Students will learn the formulas for finding the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres.

- CCSS 8.G.C.9

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Students practice geometry concepts including the pythagorean theorem, distance formula, triangle sum theorem, exterior angle theorem, and volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres in this 8th Grade CCSS **Geometry Pixel Art Unit Bundle.** It contains 6 products with 13 pixel art activities total.

These **self-checking Google Sheets** give students instant feedback. Incorrect answers are highlighted in red, and correct answers turn green and unlock parts of a mystery picture. They’re easy to assign, keep students engaged, and free up your time for differentiation and more.

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