Pythagorean Theorem Activity

Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet Puzzle

This is an engaging activity where students practice applying the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for a, b, and c with whole number and decimal answers. Students must solve the Pythagorean problems to crack the code. It is great for spiral review, stations or centers, partner work, or homework.
This Pythagorean Theorem resource includes:
-1 crack the code puzzle worksheet
-12 Pythagorean Theorem problems
-Answer Key

Supports 8th Grade CCSS 8.G.C.7
The two short sides of a right triangle (the sides of the triangle that meet up where the right angle is found) are usually labeled as the side "a" and "b", and the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is labeled as side "c". The lengths are linked by the Pythagorean theorem that:
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
This Pythagorean identity enables you to find the length of a side in a right triangle when you have the lengths for the two other sides in the triangle, and, also allows you to determine if a triangle is a right triangle if you have the lengths for all three sides.

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