The construction unit gives students an opportunity to manipulate the compass to discover how it works on their own. Copying instruction rarely leads to permanent acquisition of the skills. This product allows for independence by providing the students with the necessary resource, per question, to accept responsibility. The teacher can choose to guide the class, individual students, or small groups as needed. For complete independent or small group work, we recommend using this packet in conjunction with many of the instructional videos found on YouTube and other sites. For limited instruction, the teacher can use the final product section while the students use the practice section where the teacher can confirm concept understanding. The examples section could also be assigned for homework since the final product is right on the same page!. This packet includes constructions on:
1) Copy a line segment
2) Copy an angle
3) Bisect a line segment
4) Bisect an angle
5) Equilateral triangle by SSS and (other).
6) Perpendicular to a line through a point not on the line.
7) Perpendicular to a line through a point on the line.
8) Parallel through a point.
***Also provided is a scaffolded set of notes in case the teacher requires the students to document their procedure.
***Also...if you, as the buyer, has a request for a specific construction, we will add it to the document and repost!!