Construction Starters:Hexagon: On a full page in the back of your exercise book draw a perfectly regular hexagon. Pentagon: On a full page in the back of your exercise book draw a perfectly regular pentagon. Polygon Riddle 3: A 'My first is in...' riddle that describes a geometrical shape. Can you construct it? Rotational Symmetry: Draw a pattern with rotational symmetry of order 6 but no line symmetry.
Small images of these Starters :: Index of Starters Construction Advanced Starters:Quad Midpoints: What shape is created when the midpoints of the sides of a quadrilateral are joined together?
Curriculum for Construction:Year 6Pupils should be taught to draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles more... Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to draw and measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings more... Pupils should be taught to derive and use the standard ruler and compass constructions (perpendicular bisector of a line segment, constructing a perpendicular to a given line from/at a given point, bisecting a given angle); recognise and use the perpendicular distance from a point to a line as the shortest distance to the line more... Pupils should be taught to describe, sketch and draw using conventional terms and notations: points, lines, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, right angles, regular polygons, and other polygons that are reflectively and rotationally symmetric more... 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Notes:In a way this topic is quite different to all of the other topics in school mathematics. It requires a practical skill as well as the understanding of the geometrical concepts. It also requires a sharp pencil, a sturdy ruler and a decent pair of compasses. Construction Teacher Resources:Triangle Solver: Provide and three measurements for a triangle and this application will work out the remaining sides, angles and area. Construction Activities:Measuring Angles: Measure the size of the given angles to within two degrees of their actual value. Scale Drawings: Measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings. Constructions: Construct the diagrams from the given information then check your accuracy. Loci Land: Make scale drawings of real life situations using ruler, compasses and pencil to answer questions about loci. Loci Construction Pairs: Match the description of the loci to the diagram of the construction. Construction Videos:Different types of Triangle: Euclid and his friends explain how many different kinds of triangle there are. Construct a congruent triangle: Construction (with compass and straight edge) of a triangle congruent to a given triangle. Loci The Basics: A very clear demonstration of how to use a compass and a straight edge to draw common loci. Perpendicular Bisector Video: A stepbystep guide showing how to construct the perpendicular bisector of a line segment. Ruler and Compass Construction: A demonstration of standard ruler and compass constructions Ruler and Compass Constructions Video: A demonstration of standard ruler and compass constructions. Construction Worksheets/Printables:Voronoi Worksheet: This printable is for those wishing to practise constructing Voronoi diagrams using a pair of compasses, pencil and ruler. Construction External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Construction are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.

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