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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 spreadsheets. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||ratios scale, proportion, Pythagoras' Theorem, right-angled triangles, ratios|
|Strand and focus||Geometry, Measurement, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Proportion, rates and ratios, Pythagoras and trigonometry|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG221 Solve problems using ratio and scale factors in similar figures
ACMMG222 Investigate Pythagoras’ Theorem and its application to solving simple problems involving right angled triangles
|National numeracy learning progression||
Comparing units (ratios, rates and proportion)
Understanding geometric properties - UGP6
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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