Pythagoras - Perigal's Disection

This is my favourite way to introduce Pythagoras to students. Included is a worksheet with the required pieces, the larger one for students to cut up and rearrange, the smaller one to stick in whole to write notes about what they have discovered. The PowerPoints give the instructions for how to cut up the larger shape and what to do and then the answer and the explanatory notes that lead to Pythagoras' Theorem

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Created: May 11, 2012

Updated: Jun 10, 2014

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Pythagoras - Perigal's Disection (Worksheet)

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Pythagoras - Perigal's Disection (Instructions)

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Pythagoras - Perigal's Disection (Answer & Notes)

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