Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem

Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem
Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem
Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem

              Introducing Pythagoras’ Theorem

              Students discover Pythagoras’ Theorem through construction of Pythagorean triples.  As learning progresses students apply the theorem to calculate the length of the hypotenuse in right-angled triangles.
              Differentiated Learning Objectives
              • All students should be able to identify the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle as the longest side.
              • Most students should be able to calculate length of the hypotenuse in a right angled triangle.
              • Some students should be able to calculate the length of the hypotenuse in an isosceles triangle when given its base and perpendicular height.
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