Perpendicular from a Line to a Point

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Take steps in the right direction. With a short demonstration, a video shows the steps to construct a perpendicular from a line to a point. Using a protractor, the narrator confirms the resulting construction is perpendicular, and then explains how to use the same steps to create a right angle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask the class to come up with other methods of constructing the same perpendicular
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a straightedge and a protractor
  • Independent practice covers more types of constructions

  • Worksheets include areas to configure the constructions
  • Emphasizes the importance of not changing the setting of the compass

  • None
Common Core