Pythagoras

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Pythagoras

Calculating the Hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle

Students learn about calculating the hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  Using Py...

Finding any length of a Right-Angled Triangle

Key stage 3 mathematics for using Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate any length of a right-angled triangle.   Lea...

Lengths in Right-Angled Triangles

Students learn how to use Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate missing lengths in right-angled triangles.    As lea...

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Solving Complex Problems

Students learn how to use Pythagoras' Theorem to calculate unknown lengths in a range of problems involving rig...

Pythagoras’ Theorem in 3D

Students learn how to calculate unknown lengths in cuboids and other solids by applying Pythagoras' Theorem in ...

Revising Pythagoras’ Theorem

Students revise how to calculate any side of a right-angled-triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  As learning pr...

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Finding the Hypotenuse

Students learn how to derive and apply Pythagoras' Theorem to find the hypotenuse of right-angled triangles.  A...

Pythagoras’ Theorem – Shorter Sides

Students learn how to calculate a shorter side of a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  As learni...

Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem

Students discover Pythagoras’ Theorem through construction of Pythagorean triples.  As learning progresses stude...

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Earlier this week, my school took part in a trial OFSTED inspection as part of getting ready for the new inspection framework in September 2019. This involved three Lead Inspectors visiting our school over the course of two days. The first day involved a 'deep dive' by each of the Lead Inspectors into Mathematics, English […]

How to Solve Quadratics by Factorising

The method of how to solve quadratics by factorising is now part of the foundational knowledge students aiming for higher exam grades are expected to have.   Here is an example of such a question. Solve x2 + 7x – 18 = 0 In my experience of teaching and marking exam papers students often struggle with […]