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Mapping farmland: using area and trigonometry

In northern Queensland's Gulf region, some farmers use GPS mapping to help manage their extensive properties. Use this clip as a context for applying your understanding of area, in particular your understanding of conversion between square kilometres and hectares. Apply trigonometry and Pythagoras' theorem.

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Mystery man Pythagoras meets his match

What do you know about Pythagoras? Join Vi Hart as she not only explains his theorem but raises some legends about his dark past! Follow Vi's timeline of famous mathematicians to find out in which century Pythagoras lived. See how Vi shows a proof of his theorem and raises what was a big dilemma for Pythagoras: the irrational ...

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Pythagoras's theorem: proof

This learning object includes animations of transformational geometry and algebraic proofs of Pythagoras's theorem. Interactive Illustrations of the theorem, worked examples, a quiz and practice questions are included.

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TIMES Module 15: Measurement and Geometry: Pythagoras's theorem - teacher guide

This is a 24-page guide for teachers. It contains proofs of Pythagoras's theorem and its converse, applications of Pythagoras's theorem and a discussion of Pythagorean triads. A history of Pythagoras's theorem concludes the module.

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Starting Smart: how are shapes and objects related?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week middle years teaching plan and set of supporting resources to extend students' understanding of geometrical language and spatial relationships. Students use concrete materials and interactive geometry software packages to compare and describe geometrical attributes and investigate ...

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BBC Bitesize: Pythagoras's theorem - revision

In these illustrated information sheets, Pythagoras's theorem is stated and students revise its application to proving whether or not a triangle is right-angled. Students find the length of one side of a right-angled triangle when the other two sides are known. Pythagoras's theorem is applied to find the distance between ...

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The Cartesian plane

This is a four-page HTML resource about solving problems involving the Cartesian plane. It contains three videos and four questions for students to complete. The resource discusses and explains the use of coordinates and finding the distance between two points.

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Examples of Pythagoras' Theorem Part 1

An animated tutorial demonstrating the application of Pythagoras' theorem through some worked examples, followed by a interactive quiz.

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Using Pythagoras' Theorem (Simulation)

An interactive simulation in which students use Pythagoras' theorem can be used to find distances.

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Pythagoras' Theorem

An animated introduction to Pythagoras' theorem followed by an interactive quiz.

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Using Pythagoras' Theorem

An animated introduction to the use of Pythagoras' theorem followed by an interactive quiz.

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Examples of Pythagoras' Theorem Part 2

An animated tutorial demonstrating the application of Pythagoras' theorem through some worked examples, followed by a interactive quiz.

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Indigo Interior

This resource is a web page containing a problem solving task that requires an understanding of Pythagoras' theorem. The task involves finding the area of shaded region with a circle with a known area. To solve the problem students need to establish a right angled triangle and apply Pythagoras' theorem. A printable resource ...

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reSolve: Pythagoras' Theorem - Phone finding

This lesson challenges students to apply Pythagoras' Theorem to explore a practical real-world problem. Students explore technology reliant on mathematical concepts. The lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources such as ...

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reSolve: Pythagoras' Theorem - Bent bamboo

This lesson challenges students to use Pythagoras' Theorem to solve a problem from an ancient Chinese text. They make physical models of the problem and use this to construct a graph. They use algebra skills associated with binomial expansions and simplification of fractions to show that the general solution given in the ...