GSCE Maths: Proofs of Pythagoras' therom lesson
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Although presented as a demonstration, the key point of the geometric exercise is that pupils construct their own copy with paper, pencil and a pair of scissors.
They should also be invited to discuss and construct the algebraic proof, preferably in pairs or small groups.
A 'click and watch& More…#39; approach will not enable pupils to gain a deep understanding of either proof.