All of the answers are integers so I may use this in conjunction with the Pythagorean Triple lessons that I will be doing with the students. Students will place numbers in each of the triangles starting at the bottom so it will be easy to follow their work. They willstart at the bottom of the puzzle to find answers and work their way up to the top triangle to find the missing side. I plan to have the students place this in their interactive notebooks.

I can't tell you how many times I made this diagram. I thought it was perfect until the area where the green, blue, yellow and purple triangles intersect. I was 1 cm off, Yikes! So I adjusted the picture and hope you understand what it means. All in all I am very pleased with how it turned out. It will be interesting to see how it works with the two different groups of students. My concern is that it will be too easy for the Algebra kids but too hard for many of the Pre-Algebra kids. I'll let you know.

**Pythagorean Stacks**worksheet.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer! School starts in one month for us. Too much planning to do and so little time. UGH!

Til next time,

*Jan*

I'm planning my Pythagorean Theorem unit, and this activity is part of it (as well as the scarecrow activity). Is there any way I can get a copy of the answers emailed to me? I can work it; I would just like to double-check myself. :)

ReplyDeleteThanks Mickie for your help in checking the problems. Good thing you did. I missed those two mistakes. The corrected link is in the post now. You are a lifesaver:)

DeleteHello Jan,

Deletethis is awesome! Would it be possible to also get answers to double check? I'm a teacher as well. thanks

Karen

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DeleteI love this! I can't wait to use it!

ReplyDeleteI'm excited to use it too. I think it is challenging enough for my higher level students, not just the regular drill. I do think my lower level students should be able to complete it as well. I will have them working with their shoulder partners on this activity. Thanks for stopping by:)

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Deletehow do id find the top triangle

DeleteI need a hint on where to start :/

ReplyDeleteStart with the bottom triangle and find the missing side using Pythagorean Theorem. Then to find the missing side on the gold triangle, subtract 2 but add three for the additional length. Then use Pythagorean Theorem on that triangle and work your way up to the missing side at the top. Hope that helps.

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DeleteWhat happens when you get to the pink triangle and the length is 15? Do you split it in half equally with the blue and yellow triangles?

ReplyDeleteLook at the small pink triangle above the blue triangle. You can use that triangle to find the length of the missing side of the blue triangle. Use the length of the blue triangle to find what remains which will give the length of the gold triangle. Does that help?

ReplyDeleteIs there a way that I can double check my answer with someone! Thanks

ReplyDeleteEmail me through the contact form at the bottom right of the blog. We can talk there.

DeleteWhat's the answer? HAHA I'm so close.

ReplyDeleteKeep trying,you can do it:)

DeleteIs the correct worksheet the one pictured or the one available for download? I was attempting to start solving the problem and on the second triable (the gold one) you get 15^2=5^2+x^2 and you do not get an integer you get a decimal. I wanted to make sure that I was using the correct numbers before I gave this out ot my students.

ReplyDeleteThe correct version is the worksheet you download. That one has the correct numbers. Sorry for the confusion. Let me know how your students like the activity. Thanks for stopping by.

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ReplyDeleteim so confused can someone help me

ReplyDeleteDo you have a specific question you can ask me. Then I can help you get started.

DeleteAre you suppose to assume that the small pink and blue (gray) triangles are congruent, and therefore share the 10 cm hypotenuse? If so, then you would also use the same logic for the orange and purple triangle with the 25cm hypotenuse?

ReplyDeleteI think I have the answer. How can I verify?

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This is the step that stumped me. Thanks for asking and once I figured out that there are two rectangles, I got it! I can't wait til my 11th graders tackle this one.... I might not tell them the trick and see if they can get it on their own.

DeleteLove this activity. My students were totally engaged. I loved the student discourse too! Thank you for sharing this activity.

ReplyDeleteThanks Diane. My students loved this activity too.

Deletehow could i get the right answers.

ReplyDeletehow could i get the right answers.

ReplyDeleteUse Pythagorean Theorem to solve the problems. Do you have a specific question I can help you with? I do not publish the answers but will help you get started on the problem.

DeleteThis is AWESOME!!! Thank you for creating this!

ReplyDeleteI'm glad you like it!

DeleteI have worked on the solutions. Where do I verify my answer before I give my students the worksheet?

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ReplyDeleteYou were both correct with your answer. I removed the comments because I do not post answers on my blog. If anyone wants to check your answer use the contact form and I will respond via email. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am glad you enjoyed the problem!

DeleteI would love to use this in my class could you email me the answer sheet to make sure I have it right so I don't have my students Ork it out and not have the right answer to check theirs with

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ReplyDeleteUsing this in my summer school class tomorrow, could I get the answer key?

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ReplyDeleteUsing this in my summer school class tomorrow, could I get the answer key?

ReplyDeleteHi Deanna,

DeletePlease email me through the contact form. We can talk there. I do not publish the answers on my blog. I will tell you that all the answers are integers. Thanks for stopping by and let me know how your students like the activity.

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DeleteAre there decimals

ReplyDeleteNo they are all integers.

DeleteI've been having problems with it.

ReplyDeletePlease email me through the contact form on the side with specific questions. I can help you get started. I do not post answers on my blog. Thanks for contacting me.

DeleteI can not find your email! Would love to email you to check my answer :)

ReplyDeleteOn the right hand side go to the Contact Form. It will send me an email and I will write you back.

ReplyDeleteMy son is working on this & I absolutely am no help at all. He is stumped on the third triangle up from bottom. The dark coral one. He has 12cm & 17cm as the first two...can you help me help him?

ReplyDeletewhat your email i wanna to call you.can i?

ReplyDeleteYou can email me on the contact form on the right side of my blog. I will contact you through email.

DeleteThanks for all these great resources. We (the teachers) really enjoyed working them out!

ReplyDelete657 square root. It is?

ReplyDeleteNo, all the answers are integers.

DeleteOn the second Triangle, I get 121-25=96 and when I square root it I get a decimal! What am I doing wrong?!

ReplyDeleteWhen you find the missing side of the first triangle, the hypotenuse c, you will need to add or subtract to find the hypotenuse of the yellow triangle. Then use Pythagorean Theorem to find sides a and b.

DeleteI NEED HELPPP!

ReplyDeleteContact me through the contact form at the right. We will talk there. Tell me what you have so far in the email.

DeleteWhen you find the missing side of the first triangle, the hypotenuse c, you will need to add or subtract to find the hypotenuse of the yellow triangle. Then use Pythagorean Theorem to find sides a and b.

DeleteWhen you find the missing side of the first triangle, the hypotenuse c, you will need to add or subtract to find the hypotenuse of the yellow triangle. Then use Pythagorean Theorem to find sides a and b

DeleteI am a teacher and wanting to use this worksheet with my 8th grade students. Anyway you can send me the answer key. I have completed some of the triangles, but would like to make sure they are correct before I have my students work on this.

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DeleteHi Jan! This is my first year teaching tenth grade geometry, I've been following you for a while and I was wondering if I could get emailed the answers to confirm my grading!

ReplyDelete-Debbie (jaappdebbie@gmail.com)

Hi Debbie,

DeleteEmail me through the contact form at the right. We can talk through email. I do not post answers online. Thanks.

Wait.. was the answer 8cm??

ReplyDeleteNo it is not.

ReplyDeleteIs it 10??

ReplyDeleteNo it is not. Email me through the contact form in the sidebar of my blog. We can talk there.

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