Skip to main content

Pythagoras Lesson Plan and Worksheets

Overall rating 4 out of 54.8 (13 ratings)

Last updated 16 May 2014, created 13 May 2012, viewed 9,848

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.

Downloads and web links

  • Word documentLesson plan
    Pythagoras Lesson Plan.doc (31kb, Word document)
  • Powerpoint documentLesson plan
    pythagoras.ppt (0mb, Powerpoint document)
  • for pupils

  • Word documentWorksheet
    Pythag differentiated worksheet.doc (63kb, Word document)
  • Tarsia JigsawActivity
    squares tarsia.xjsw (5kb, Tarsia Jigsaw)
Need help viewing resource files?


Reviews (11)

Please provide a rating.

Add a review
Comment Report or delete comment Rating

Loved the differentiate resource and good visuals for the powerpoint. I also used this for Year 10 revision, was great!

from JamesDavidReynolds, 16 May 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

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
More reviews… Report a problem with this resource

Contributed by

fionajones88"s avatarfionajones88

Specialist subjects
This user has contributed 71 resources which have been viewed 385,920 times.
Most popular resources by this author