This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the topic of geometric constructions. I've found that it's much more productive to have students creatively "play" with their compass for a day than it is to try to train them directly.
This worksheet has a number of fairly simple exercises, but it brings out their artistic side. The biggest issue you'll face with them is to get them to twirl their compass with one hand, instead of two. I've found that if I give each of them a thin piece of cardboard to put underneath their constructions, it can really help them. (Eventually, they no longer need it, and they do constructions without the cardboard!)
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.