Sunday, 11 September 2016

Hands on with Pythagoras - part 1

We've been looking at Pythagoras this week and decided to do some hands on activities to prove his theorem

In all our readings, the fact that appealed to the girls most was that he used to do his working out in sand and used different coloured sands - it's even resulted in our old sand tray making a come back :)

Our first activity used graph paper to prove a2 +b2 = c2
We draw a triangle and then used graph paper to draw a square for each side, they chopped up square a and b to fit inside square c. They finished by making a poster.



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