Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

# Back to Basics: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

# Back to Basics: News

## Article excerpt

If your students are experiencing trouble with triangles, these resources will have them fluent in the teachings of Pythagoras and the basics of trigonometry quicker than you can say a2 + b2 = c2.

1. Perfect Pythagoras

What is it? An introduction to Pythagoras' theorem

What users say "These are great resources, and I've used them for two years in a row - thanks so much!"

bit.ly/PerfectPythagoras

2. Square the triangle

What is it? A spreadsheet that provides opportunities for students to solve Pythagoras-based questions and problems

What users say "A one-stop shop for customisable Pythagoras problems."

bit.ly/SquareTriangle

3. Just be cos

What is it? A set of lesson plans for teaching an introductory unit on trigonometry

What users say "A really clear and well-thought-out series of PowerPoint lessons. Thanks for sharing this resource, which clearly represents many hours of preparation."

bit.ly/JustBeCos

4. Treasured trig

What is it? A treasure hunt in which students move around the classroom in response to trigonometry questions

What users say "A fun and engaging way to consolidate understanding and maybe end a lesson topic on trigonometry."

bit.ly/TreasuredTrig

5. Looped lines

What is it? Two sets of loop cards for a game in which students have to find lengths and angles using trigonometry

What users say "Great resource - thanks. …

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