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Age range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • Maths

Using Pythagoras Theorem

Use Pythagoras Theorem to measure objects

In this engaging STEM activity for kids, students will be introduced to the concept of Pythagoras Theorem and what it is used for. The main activity involves making a string triangle in the proportion of 3:4:5 and using this to check whether objects are perpendicular to their base.

This activity is aimed at primary school children and could be used as a main lesson activity, to introduce Pythagoras Theorem or to teach learners about how the ancient Greeks have affected life in the modern world.

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The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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