# What is Pythagoras Theorem

Suitable for Year groups: 9, 10, 11

## What is Pythagoras Theorem resource description

This is a visual demonstration of Pythagoras’ Theorem where squares are made of each side length in a 3, 4, 5 cm right angled triangle and pupils are shown how the sum of two squares is equal to the largest square.

# What is Pythagoras' Theorem?

This resource provides a clear explanation of Pythagoras' Theorem, a fundamental tool used in geometry problems involving right-angled triangles.

## Why is Pythagoras' Theorem important?

Pythagoras' Theorem has wide-ranging applications:

• Construction: Calculating distances and ensuring stability.
• Surveying: Measuring land, distances, and heights.
• Maths & Science: Essential for trigonometry and problem-solving.

## How can this resource help?

This resource offers a focused introduction to Pythagoras' Theorem:

• The formula: States the theorem (a² + b² = c²) for right triangles.
• Visual explanation: Illustrates the theorem using a diagram.
• Worked example: Shows how to use the formula to find missing sides.

## Benefits for learners:

• Builds understanding of a key geometric relationship.
• Develop problem-solving skills involving triangles.
• Supports learning in advanced maths and science subjects.

This resource is perfect for teachers introducing Pythagoras' Theorem. It's also a valuable tool for students seeking extra support or for parents helping with geometry concepts.

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