Back to Basics

15th November 2013 at 00:00
If your students are experiencing trouble with triangles, these resources will have them fluent in the teachings of Pythagoras and the basics of trigonometry quicker than you can say a + b = c

1. Perfect Pythagoras

What is it? An introduction to Pythagoras' theorem

What users say "These are great resources, and I've used them for two years in a row - thanks so much!"


2. Square the triangle

What is it? A spreadsheet that provides opportunities for students to solve Pythagoras-based questions and problems

What users say "A one-stop shop for customisable Pythagoras problems."


3. Just be cos

What is it? A set of lesson plans for teaching an introductory unit on trigonometry

What users say "A really clear and well-thought-out series of PowerPoint lessons. Thanks for sharing this resource, which clearly represents many hours of preparation."


4. Treasured trig

What is it? A treasure hunt in which students move around the classroom in response to trigonometry questions

What users say "A fun and engaging way to consolidate understanding and maybe end a lesson topic on trigonometry."


5. Looped lines

What is it? Two sets of loop cards for a game in which students have to find lengths and angles using trigonometry

What users say "Great resource - thanks."


6. In-depth tan

What is it? This activity gets students to apply Pythagoras to 3D shapes

What users say "Excellent resource. I can't wait to use it."


7. See the sine

What is it? Explanations of the sine and cosine rules

What users say "These notes and examples are very clear and student- friendly."


8. Challenging angles

What is it? A worksheet with a set of questions on Pythagoras

What users say "Excellent Pythagoras worksheet with a variety of challenging questions. Thank you for sharing - I will definitely be using this in my teaching."


9. The right area

What is it? A collection of revision questions on trigonometry, including the sine, cosine and area rules

What users say "It allows plenty of room for students to show working and explain their reasoning, as well having loads of examples to practise on."


10. Question time

What is it? A trigonometry quiz

What users say "This is a great resource that challenges students to think. They need to visualise the situation and come up with practical ways to deal with the problems."



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