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**dave1980****Member**- Registered: 2006-08-27
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hi ive got to prepare some lessons on pythagoras, and i don't want to turn the lesson into a talk and chalk session. Does anyone know of any interesting activities that the students might participate in.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Hey dave, take a look at this page for starters: http://www.mathsisfun.com/pythagoras.html

There is a pretty simple activity about half way down the page using paper and scissors.

Using real life examples or actually physically acting them out (using different length ladders; creating triangles outside on the oval - use string and measure the lengths; etc) may also be another idea.

Hope the ideas on those pages are useful. Have fun.

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