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# Mathematics / Year 9 / Measurement and Geometry / Pythagoras and trigonometry

Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate Pythagorasâ€™ Theorem and its application to solving simple problems involving right angled triangles (ACMMG222)

Elaborations
• understanding that Pythagoras' Theorem is a useful tool in determining unknown lengths in right-angled triangles and has widespread applications
• recognising that right-angled triangle calculations may generate results that can be integers, fractions or irrational numbers
General capabilities
• Literacy Literacy
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Pythagoras theorem

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