The following post isn’t filled with great teaching ideas but more a collection of tried and tested Pythagoras Resources that i have used recently
I like to start with a question on square numbers or square roots to start with, i find this helps iron out issues with squaring and not doubling. I used the following starter this week:
Then after discussing what Pythagoras’ Theorem is i use the following questions. Not terribly exciting, but its straightforward and my foundation students like working through the questions. More interesting and varied questions can come when they are secure in how to apply the theorem to basic right angled triangles.
I then like to finish with a BINGO activity: Pythagoras
and sometimes a match up task: