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### Pythagoras Starters:

By how much would the area of this triangle increase if its base was enlarged to 8cm?

Either estimate the lengths of the red lines or, if you know how, calculate how long they are.

Can you find three square numbers where the third is the sum of the first two?

## Exercises

#### 3D Trigonometry Presentation

A slide presentation (a poem) introducing using trigonometry (including Pythagoras' Theorem) to find lengths and angles on three dimensional shapes.

#### Make Them Right

Arrange the measurements next to the sides of the triangles so that each diagram is correct according to Pythagoras' Theorem.

#### Pythagoras

An online exercise to test your understanding of and ability to apply Pythagoras' Theorem.

#### Pythagoras Basics

A drill and practice self marking exercise on the basics of Pythagoras' theorem.

#### Pythagorean Probe

Use Pythagoras' Theorem to help find all of the measurements of these right angles triangles.

#### Trig-Pythag Fusion

Problems requiring multi-step solutions using both Trigonometry and Pythagoras' Theorem

#### Where's Wallaby?

Find the hidden wallaby using the clues revealed at the chosen coordinates.

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