# Access Point #: MAFS.8.G.2.AP.6a

Measure the lengths of the sides of multiple right triangles to determine a relationship.
Clarifications:

#### Essential Understandings

Concrete:

• Identify the formula for the Pythagorean Theorem.
• Identify what each variable in the Pythagorean Theorem represents.
• Label the legs and the hypotenuse of the given figure.
• Measure the lengths of the legs and the hypotenuse of the given figure.
Representation:
• Understand the following concepts and vocabulary: Pythagorean Theorem, length, right triangle, hypotenuse, leg, and angle.
• Use a graphic organizer to organize the measurements of the legs and hypotenuse, using appropriate tools as needed. Click Here
General Information
Number: MAFS.8.G.2.AP.6a
Category: Access Points
Cluster: Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

## Related Standards

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## Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1205050: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 7
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8
7812030: Access M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra

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## Teaching Idea

Curriculum Resource Guide: Measurement and Geometry:

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Type: Teaching Idea

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