Lauren Fulton Math

Pythagorean Theorem Activity and Notes Bundle


This Low-Prep, Pythagorean theorem activity and notes bundle will have your students solving a variety of Pythagorean theorem problems to find missing legs, the hypotenuse, and the distance between two points to find out which party guest is the murderer.

The graphic notes will keep your students engaged as they learn about the Pythagorean theorem, its converse, proof, and distance formula, and the one of a kind murder mystery will allow your students to showcase their learning!

In the murder mystery activity, students are transported to a beautiful estate for a lawn party, when a gunshot goes off and a guest is shot. They must solve Pythagorean Theorem problems to figure out who among them is the murderer!

Activity Includes:

  • (1) Pythagorean Theorem Mystery PowerPoint (Story/Mission)
  • (25) Student Suspect Cards
  • (1) Student Clue Sheet
  • (1) Clue Sheet Answer Key

Graphic Notes Include:

  • 1 Page of Pythagorean Theorem Notes, with 2 Practice Problems
  • 1 Page of the Converse of Pythagorean Theorem, with 2 Practice Problems
  • 1 Page of Pythagorean Proof & Distance Between 2 Points, with 2 Practice Problems
  • 3 Pages of Teacher Examples/Completed Notes
Total Pages : 17 pages
Answer Key : Included
Teaching Duration : 2 days

This product aligns to CCSS 8.G.B.7, 8.G.B.8 & TEKS 8.6C , 8.7C , and 8.7D

It was easy to make notes off of this. I wish the proof was first, though. I rearranged the order so they could see the why behind the theorem first. - Danielle Fulbright