Hexagon Inscribed Within a Circle

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Mark off the length of the radius around the circle. Using a compass, the presenter shows how to construct a regular hexagon in a circle. Pupils see how triangles formed in the hexagon are equilateral, allowing for the construction to happen.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the measures of interior angles of a hexagon and how to determine the triangles are equilateral
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need to have a compass and straightedge
  • Class members should know how to measure a distance using a compass

  • Provides an explanation of what to look for if the construction is not the same
  • Includes opportunities to practice

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