Measurement and introduction to Pythagoras' theorem

Essential Mathematics Year 8

Lesson notes

Chapters

Introduction

Welcome

Learning objectives

What is an area?

Area of a square

Area of a quadrilateral

Area of a triangle

Area of a parallelogram

Composite shapes

What is a composite shape?

Finding areas of a composite shape

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4

Converting units of area

Example 5

Example 6

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Have you ever wondered what the area of a basic shape is? Probably not! But this video is going to fill your head with even more information about Mathematics delivered in my own unique style. Looking at what area is and the areas of basic shapes I show you a way to never get the areas wrong. I even use hand signals! There are lots of worked examples and the video uses a lot of humour. You will definitely learn something new!

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