Drawing Geometric Shapes

Learners build confidence working with geometric tools and develop their construction techniques in the sixth lesson of the 29-part series. Given a geometric description, they use a compass, protractor, or ruler to create it. Descriptions include geometric relationships such as varying lengths, angle measures, complements, and supplements.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use practice problems as board work to check for understanding and provide feedback
  • Provide handouts of the activity questions; allow individuals to complete them independently, correcting technique when necessary
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a compass, protractor, and straight edge to complete the activity
Pros

  • Connects new concepts to contextual situations
  • Includes an exit card to check for understanding at the conclusion of the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core