MA.8.GR.1.3

Use the Triangle Inequality Theorem to determine if a triangle can be formed from a given set of sides. Use the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem to determine if a right triangle can be formed from a given set of sides.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 8
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205050: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 7 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205070: M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812030: Access M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.8.GR.1.AP.3a: Measure the sides of triangles to establish facts about the Triangle Inequality Theorem (i.e., the sum of two side lengths is greater than the third side).
MA.8.GR.1.AP.3b: Substitute the side lengths of a given figure into the Pythagorean Theorem to determine if a right triangle can be formed.

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Formative Assessments

Sides of Triangles:

Students are asked to determine if given lengths will determine a triangle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Drawing Triangles SSS:

Students are asked to draw a triangle with given side lengths, and explain if these conditions determine a unique triangle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Original Student Tutorial

Pythagorean Theorem: Part 1:

Learn what the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse mean, and what Pythagorean Triples are in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 1 in a 3-part series. Click below to explore the other tutorials in the series. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Construct a Right Isosceles Triangle:

This video discusses constructing a right isosceles triangle with given constraints and deciding if the triangle is unique.

Type: Tutorial

Construct a Triangle with Given Side Lengths:

This video demonstrates drawing a triangle when the side lengths are given.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Drawing Triangles SSS:

Students are asked to draw a triangle with given side lengths, and explain if these conditions determine a unique triangle.

Sides of Triangles:

Students are asked to determine if given lengths will determine a triangle.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Pythagorean Theorem: Part 1:

Learn what the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse mean, and what Pythagorean Triples are in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 1 in a 3-part series. Click below to explore the other tutorials in the series. 

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Pythagorean Theorem: Part 1:

Learn what the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse mean, and what Pythagorean Triples are in this interactive tutorial.

This is part 1 in a 3-part series. Click below to explore the other tutorials in the series. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Construct a Right Isosceles Triangle:

This video discusses constructing a right isosceles triangle with given constraints and deciding if the triangle is unique.

Type: Tutorial

Construct a Triangle with Given Side Lengths:

This video demonstrates drawing a triangle when the side lengths are given.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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