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Lesson 2.1: Compass & Straightedge
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Paper and Pencil Constructions Lab
•Materials: Compass, Straightedge, paper; copied handouts
•This lesson lets students explore the power of circles as they create constructions using the traditional geometric tools, a compass and straightedge.
•Worksheets may be printed out, or you may have students draw their own segments and angles to bisect and copy.
Students learn how to do different types of constructions with a compass and straightedge:
•Copy a segment
•Copy an angle
•Construct the perpendicular bisector of a segment
•Construct an angle bisector
•Construct an Equilateral Triangle
•The lesson ends with a self assessment where students correctly order the steps for two of the constructions.
•Note: Lesson format is compatible with Google slides®
•41 slides + 3 pages instructions+ 5 printables + 5 pages answer key
•Estimated Instructional Time: 90 minutes
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