# Pythagoras’ Theorem – Shorter Sides

Students learn how to calculate a shorter side of a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras' Theorem.  As learning progresses they are challenged to apply Pythagoras' Theorem to more complex shapes.
##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to calculate either of the two short sides in a right-angled triangle using Pythagoras’ Theorem
• Most students should be able to calculate the perpendicular height of an isosceles triangle when given its hypotenuse and base.
• Some students should be able to calculate the area of an equilateral and isosceles triangle by calculating either its base or perpendicular height.
SKU: 069

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