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8.G.7 Level E This task challenges a student to determine the time and speed a football must be thrown to complete a pass to a tight end when presented with a situation that involves related rates in the context of a football game. Student also analyze the movement and distance of the players using right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Geometry right triangle Pythagorean Theorem distance speed



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2014-02-26.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This exercise is based on clips from the movie "Spaceballs". After watching the clip, students calculate the amount of a air a vacuum bag can hold (based on the volume of air in the atmosphere of a given planet). Necessary equations are provided; answers are also given. Suggestions as to other ways the information could be used are given; but not developed. The lesson would most likely engages students; however, the video clips may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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