# Summit Math Algebra 2 Book 8: The Pythagorean Theorem and Special Right Triangles (Paperback)

To help students succeed in learning math at school or at home, Summit Math books start with simple, foundational concepts and build on those ideas in small steps. Written by a math teacher with 16+ years of classroom experience, this series is designed to help students learn at different paces.

Each book is split into 2 parts: 1) Guided Discovery Scenarios, and 2) Homework and Extra Practice Scenarios. The Guided Discovery Scenarios gradually develop new concepts, building on previously learned topics. The Homework and Extra Practice Scenarios improve your understanding and increase your ability to retain what you have learned. Each part has a separate Answer Key, which is included to promote learning. When you finish each scenario, you can check the Answer Key to see if you are ready to move on or if you need more guidance.**Book description:**

In this book, students will review the Pythagorean Theorem and then learn that they can use right triangles to create the Distance Formula. They will discover that they can use squares to learn about 45-45-90 triangles. They will realize that 30-60-90 triangles are hidden inside equilateral triangles. They will use the Pythagorean Theorem in many different ways as they encounter a wide variety of right triangle scenarios. This book comes at the end of the Algebra 2 Series to prepare students for future learning in Geometry and Trigonometry.

**Book 8 Contents:**

- The Pythagorean Theorem
- The distance between two points
- The Distance Formula
- Dividing a square to make a special right triangle
- The 45-45-90 triangle
- Dividing an equilateral triangle to make a special right triangle
- The 30-60-90 triangle
- Right triangle scenarios
- Cumulative Review
- Answer Key