Lesson Plan:
Topic: Pythagoras Theorem Objectives: Students should be able to recognize and explain the Pythagoras Theorem Students will be able to solve simple arithmetic problems using the theorem
Materials needed: Whiteboard Pen Board markers Student worksheets in math
Procedure:

Introduction (10 minutes): Introduce the Pythagoras Theorem: “Today we are going to look at the Pythagoras Theorem. Who can tell me what they already know about it?” Explain what the theorem is and why it’s important: “The Pythagoras Theorem is a way to calculate the length of one side of a right triangle from the other two sides. It is used in all kinds of everyday situations like engineering and surveying.”

Guided practice (10 minutes): Go over the theorem and how it works: “The theorem states that in a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the two shorter sides is equal to the square of the longer side.” Present some practice exercises with students to answer: Questions What is the Pythagoras Theorem? What equation represents the Pythagoras Theorem? When would you need to use the Pythagoras Theorem?
Exercise: Draw a right triangle on the board and have students label the sides. Ask the class to calculate the length of the longest side using the theorem.

Independent practice (10 minutes): Give the students worksheets in math to practice working on the theorem themselves with problems.

Summary (5 minutes): Review the lesson and the concepts discussed: “Today we learned about the Pythagoras Theorem and how it can be used to calculate the length of one side of a right triangle from the other two sides. Do you have any questions?”
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