After introducing students to the wonder of Pythagoras’ theorem, the best way to get them used to the formula is to begin calculating the hypotenuse.
Firstly, students will practise identifying the hypotenuse in section A. Nine right-angled triangles are in different orientations, and pupils must circle each hypotenuse. Then learners will use Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate the missing hypotenuse in nine more right-angled triangles in different orientations. All answers are integers to allow your students to focus on applying the formula.
This write-on worksheet has plenty of space for students to methodically right down the formula and their workings each time.