Videos and lessons to help High School students learn how to make
formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods
(compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper
folding, dynamic geometric software, etc.).
Copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment;
bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including
the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a
line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line.
Common Core: HSG-CO.D.12
Basic Geometric Constructions - copying line segments, angles and
How to copy line segments, angles and triangles using a compass and
a straight edge.
Bisecting an Angle
How to bisect an angle using a compass and a straight edge.
Constructing a Perpendicular Bisector of a Line Segment
How to construct a perpendicular line bisector using a compass and a
Constructing a Line Parallel to a Given Point
How to construct a parallel line through a given point by using a
straight edge and a compass.
Bisecting an Angle Efficiently
It is well-known that an angle can be bisected in the traditional
way by drawing three arcs. However, it is possible to bisect an
angle by drawing two arcs and two lines instead. This Demonstration
shows one such method. Two concentric circles are constructed,
centered on the angle to be bisected. The intersection of the two
lines shown produces the desired bisection.
Bisection of Line Segment
Bisect a line segment with compass and straight edge.
Patty Paper - Angle Bisectors
How to fold an angle bisector in a triangle using Patty Paper.
Patty Paper - Perpendicular Bisector
How to fold a midpoint or a perpendicular bisector using Patty Paper
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