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KS3 Maths Lesson Plan – Use Pythagoras’ Theorem in an Investigation to Examine the Properties of Shapes

From this page you can download the ‘Hopping Along’ lesson plan originally published in Teach Secondary issue 1.1

‘A Day at the C-Side’ gets Pythagoras’ theorem stuck in learners’ minds by allowing them to discover it themselves. In this lesson, pupils draw tilted squares and find their areas, then use these values to draw conclusions about the lengths of oblique lines on a square grid – leading to a statement and proof of Pythagoras’ theorem

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