Lesson Plan: The Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem Mathematics • 8th Grade
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to determine whether a triangle is a right triangle.
Students will be able to
- apply the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to prove whether a triangle has a right angle or not,
- apply the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems.
Students should already be familiar with
- applying the Pythagorean theorem in a right triangle to find a missing side.
Students will not cover
- points and triangles in the coordinate plane.