## Pythagoras

The following list of topics are the key stage three and GCSE maths topics that are related to Pythagoras. Pythagoras can be used in a very wide range of contexts, especially in exam questions, the list below focuses on the key areas in which Pythagoras often appears.

– 3D Pythagoras and Trigonometry

There are other topics in which Pythagoras’ theorem can be applied to from real life vectors to coordinates and line segments where you may be asked to calculate the length of the line segment which requires you to create a right angled triangle with the line segment as the hypotenuse. Very applied algebra and surd questions may also require knowledge of Pythagoras; these sorts of questions would appear in the GCSE higher tier paper and quite a way on through the paper indicating their level of difficulty. For many, many reasons learning the Pythagoras formula and being able to apply it to different question types will be very useful for your GCSE Maths exams.