The following collection of resources have been assembled by the TES Maths Panel. They can be downloaded for free by registering on the TES website.
Maths Deputy Curriculum Leader Will Emeny picks his top 10 Pythagoras and Trigonometry resources available on TES.
Both topics of Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry lend themselves to an enquiry-based approach. Whether discovering Pythagoras’ Theorem by looking at the squares of side lengths, or working from the ideas of enlargement and similarity to introduce trigonometrical ratios, these topics provide many opportunities for exciting discoveries by students.
An excellent PowerPoint introducing the theorem through an investigative approach followed by worked examples and worksheets that include questions in real life contexts.
A stunning spreadsheet showing both algebraic and geometric proofs of the theorem. Includes all types of questions including Pythagoras in 3D. A brilliant teaching resource.
A simply stunning complete unit of work to take pupils from the concept of enlargement through similarity and ending up introducing trigonometry.
A fun starter/plenary activity to recap identifying which trig formula to use
A wonderful set of loop cards based on missing side lengths and angles in right angled triangles. A nice alternative to worksheet questions!
A brilliant differentiated treasure hunt activity on using 3D Pythagoras. Engaging and fun. Popular with students.
A brilliant set of student-friendly notes, worked examples and questions on the Sine and Cosine rules
A challenging puzzle requiring pupils to master right-angled triangle trigonometry questions to solve.
A comprehensive revision booklet on the topic featuring exam-style questions.
An engaging and challenging revision activity on both Pythagoras and trigonometry in the form of a pirate treasure hunt! Solutions included.