Measurement and introduction to Pythagoras' theorem

Essential Mathematics Year 8

Lesson notes

Chapters

Introduction

Welcome

Learning objectives

What is perimeter

How do we find the perimeter of shapes?

Another example

A funky example

Finding a missing side given the perimeter

Perimeter and algebra

Converting units of length

Final words

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Description

This video looks at what perimeter is and how we can find it for simple shapes (like rectangles and other related shapes). I show you how to show the appropriate working out and how to see through the tricks which are used all the time to confuse you! I also look at how we can convert between different units of measurement.

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