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Post it Pythagoras

Saturday, 15 October 2016 | 1 Comment

Inspried by this, Pythagoras in 2 minutes.

I used Post-It notes to demonstrate Pythagoras' Theorem to a class.

Example of post-it Pythagoras

There's something nice and tangible about this simple demonstration.

I turned the idea into a animation:


http://imgur.com/Zx0JckI

Posted in • Lesson IdeaPythagoras’ TheoremMediaImages | Short URL: http://mths.co/4554

Comments

Nikki Patrick on  15 December 16  at  12:41 AM #
What a simple, cheap, and easy alternative to spending hours cutting up paper or having the students do this. Fabulous idea! I will definitely use this. Please keep sharing your ideas 😉

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