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Differentiated Lesson Plan

Name: __Jacqueline Koncsol_____________________ Grade: _8 (EDUC 559)___

Subject: __Algebra ______________ Planned Lesson Date: _7/5/2013________
IEP: Teacher will re-teach lesson using visual representations. Student will complete problems
with 80% accuracy.
Lesson Objectives
#1: Student will be able to solve for an unknown length of a side
2 or 3 student outcomes
of a right triangle using Pythagorean Theorem

Begin with verb

Natl / State Standards

AL College & Career Ready

Course of Study Common Core
Learning Targets / District
National Standards
(NCTM; NCTE; etc)

Pre-Instructional Activities

Formative Assessment
Introductory Set
Prior Knowledge
Essential Questions
Problem Question
Writing Prompts
Predictions / Purpose


Direct Teaching
Graphic Organizers
Reading Instruction
Tech Integration
Teacher Demonstration
Guided Practice
Independent Practice
Small Group Activities
Experiential Activities
Research / Study
Problem Solving Activities
Differentiated Instruction
Ongoing Assessment

Summary / Conclusions
Formative Assessment

Common Core:
8.G.7. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown
side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical
problems in two and three dimensions.
1/ Organize and present content so that it is meaningful and
engaging to all learners
Review: Pythagorean Theorem: 2 + 2 = 2
Draw common examples (3-4-5, 5-12-13, etc.)
Label sides: a, b, and c
Ask student to find example triangles around the

One-on-one: Graphic organizer note/example sheet: Include

Pythagorean Theorem and one completed right triangle, one
triangle missing a side, and one blank triangle.
Discuss first example with student, and have student
redraw it on the board. Ask student to label sides (a, b,
and c) and explain/show why the triangle is Pythagorean.
Have student draw second triangle (missing a side)
Explain how to find missing length, and ask student to
complete problem on graphic organizer
Help student to find a triangle within the classroom,
measure it, and determine if its a Pythagorean triangle.
Guided practice: Give student a small white board. Have student
find missing side of 3-5 additional triangles, one at a time. Then
have student measure and cut out representations of the
triangles with appropriate side lengths.
Formative Assessment: Student will use Pythagorean Theorem
and note sheet to solve/find the missing length of five triangles.
Evaluation: Student was able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to
solve for the unknown length of a side of a right triangle 4/5