A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day



Topics: Starter | Construction | Geometry | Shape

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  • They bring their protractor and compasses to every Maths lesson but how often do they get to use them? They are expected to have the skills to construct accurate scale drawings so they do need regular practice. This starter is an opportunity for your pupils to do some accurate drawing.

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Hexagon construction

Drawing of a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle showing animated strightedge and compass
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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:


However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Students can use Logo to draw a hexagon using the repeat command.

Here is a link to another activity based on finding hidden polygons:


Student Activity


Curriculum Reference

See the Common Core Math Standards page for links to related online activities and resources.


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