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Pythagoras Lesson Plan and Worksheets

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Last updated 17 March 2014, created 13 May 2012, viewed 7,563

GCSE Lesson introducing Pythagoras - planned for Top Set Year 9. Start with Tarsia puzzle on squares/square roots. Then investigative worksheet (only item not included here as made offline) of triangles of different sizes - ask students to measure each triangle and complete a table with the headings More… 'a', 'a squared', 'b', 'b squared', 'c', 'c squared' - see if they can spot a relationship. Then examples and questions set in Powerpoint, followed by differentiated worksheet. Plenary: WILT activity.

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  • Word documentLesson plan
    Pythagoras Lesson Plan.doc (31kb, Word document)
  • Powerpoint documentLesson plan
    pythagoras.ppt (0mb, Powerpoint document)
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  • Word documentWorksheet
    Pythag differentiated worksheet.doc (63kb, Word document)
  • Tarsia JigsawActivity
    squares tarsia.xjsw (5kb, Tarsia Jigsaw)
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perfect for my y10 Pythagoras revision lesson - thankyou :)

from Rhiannon Wates, 17 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

A really nicely paced lesson many thanks (I also liked the chillis!).

from lacinski, 13 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I loved the chillis to let them know about the level of difficulty. Great differentiated resource.

from CathClinton, 06 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent! Though I couldn't open the tarsia document. It has saved me a LOT of time and was just what I was looking for!

from LucyVickers, 04 September 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent resources. Thanks

from oby32q, 30 April 2013
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