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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 8, Year 9|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Mathematics investigation|
|Keywords||ratios scale, proportion, Pythagoras' Theorem, right-angled triangles, ratios|
|Strand and focus||Space, Measurement, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Proportion, rates and ratios, Pythagoras and trigonometry|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Solve spatial problems, applying angle properties, scale, similarity, Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in right-angled triangles
Use Pythagoras' theorem to solve problems involving the side lengths of right-angled triangles
Understanding units of measurement (P10)
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Proportional thinking (P7)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
reSolve Maths by Inquiry
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