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Connecting triples and triangles

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:30 by NZTecAdmin

Give the learners a photocopy of the material master “Squares” and tell them to cut out the square blocks (whole blocks). You may need to explain that the block labelled 122 = 144 is a model of twelve squared.

Referring back to the first table showing the relationship 62 + 82 =102 ask the learners to select the 62 = 36, 82 = 64 and 102 = 100 blocks. Ask them to use the sides of the squares to form a triangle, like this:

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