Year 7 Pythagoras Main Lesson
Elena Rowan has been teaching her Year 7 class about Pythagoras
Elena Rowan has been teaching her Year 7 class about Pythagoras and his various theorems, and through this they have been learning about the origins of mathematical thought. Part of this main lesson involved putting into practice the work of Thales, who worked on calculating the size and length of the pyramids using smaller triangles and calculating their size using, among other things, their shadows. This week, the children tried the same calculations using their own shadows and a stick. And during morning circle, to fire up the neurons, they tied themselves in a knot and had to work out how to undo themselves!