GCSE Lesson introducing Pythagoras - planned for Top Set Year 9. Start with Tarsia puzzle on squares/square roots. Then investigative worksheet (only item not included here as made offline) of triangles of different sizes - ask students to measure each triangle and complete a table with the headings 'a', &'a squared&';, 'b&', &';b squared', &'c&';, 'c squared&' - see if they can spot a relationship. Then examples and questions set in Powerpoint, followed by differentiated worksheet. Plenary: WILT activity.


  • Pythagoras Lesson Plan.doc
  • pythagoras.ppt
  • squares tarsia.xjsw
  • Pythag differentiated worksheet.doc

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  • 5
    user avatarcnmululu4 months agoreport

    This is an excellent resource to introduce learners to Pythagoras theorem. Thank you very much.

  • 5
    user avatarArissaa year agoreport

    Great Thanks!! :)

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    user avatarChrissy592 years agoreport

    Fantastic thank you

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    user avataralutwyche3 years agoreport

    Like this - thank you! I do like your difficulty indicators too!

  • 5

    Loved the differentiate resource and good visuals for the powerpoint. I also used this for Year 10 revision, was great!