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Proving Pick's Theorem

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Pick up a resource on Pick's Theorem. Individuals watch a video explaining how to find the area of a polygon drawn on a lattice using Pick's Theorem. The film also shows a proof of the theorem using the Euler characteristic and algebra.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge scholars to prove Pick's Theorem before watching solution in video
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should know proof techniques, such as from the video "5 Unusual Proofs" in the same series
  • It is helpful if pupils have a basic knowledge of graph theory, but not absolutely necessary
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Shows process step by step
  • Explanations are clear and concise
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