From Kite to Pythagoras
The Year 7 Maths Extension Class were asked to design a kite. In doing so they learnt important skills such as unit conversions, area, sustainability (maximum fabric had to be used), and how scale ratios apply in real life. The students came up with many colourful designs. The idea of kite was then extended to introduce Pythagoras theorem given that the two diagonals of a kite intersect at right angles. Students were then shown a model of Pythagoras theorem.
Seen in picture are Elif Baser, Fatimah Patel and Zoya Basit with kite designs and discussion on Pythagoras theorem.