Day 121: Square Areas Cont.

Geometry continued with Square Areas today. It is always hard to continue a lesson into another day. I had a few absent students return and momentum is hard to rebuild. Most of the class seemed to have derived the Pythagorean Theorem, one student shared her work with the class.

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After, we looked at four proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem and a lot of students were lost. I messed up here in moving on instead of spending time letting students struggle. A lot of the class was off task, which seems to happen when they get backed into an uncomfortable place and I only reinforced that behavior by moving forward.

Next year I think I will trim down the assignment and get rid of some of the unnecessary fluff. It felt like the worksheet guided them a little too well and ended up going in a little different direction that I wanted to.

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