Constructions

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Pupils learn the steps for basic constructions using a straightedge, a compass, and a pencil. Pairs develop the skills to copy a segment and an angle, bisect a segment and an angle, and construct parallel and perpendicular lines.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on why the constructions work and produce congruent figures
  • Have the class brainstorm what other tools can be used to perform constructions, such as string and a pencil can replace a compass
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the tools for constructions, a straightedge, and compass
Pros

  • Uses colors to show the construction marks
  • Includes a list of extensions
Cons

  • The figures are close together and may not provide enough space for the constructions