MA.912.GR.5.4

Construct a regular polygon inscribed in a circle. Regular polygons are limited to triangles, quadrilaterals and hexagons.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: When given a circle, the center must be provided.

Clarification 2: Instruction includes using compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding or dynamic geometric software.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206320: Geometry Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

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Formative Assessments

Regular Hexagon in a Circle:

Students are asked to construct a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Equilateral Triangle in a Circle:

Students are asked to construct an equilateral triangle inscribed in a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Construct the Center of a Circle:

Students are asked to construct the center of a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Square in a Circle:

Students are asked to construct a square inscribed in a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plan

St. Pi Day construction with a compass & ruler:

St. Pi Day construction with compass

This activity uses a compass and straight-edge(ruler) to construct a design. The design is then used to complete a worksheet involving perimeter, circumference, area and dimensional changes which affect the scale factor ratio.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

A Square Peg in a Round Hole:

Learn how to construct an inscribed square in a circle and why certain constructions are used in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Designing with Hexagons:

Learn how to construct an inscribed regular hexagon and equilateral triangle in a circle in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Construct the Center of a Circle:

Students are asked to construct the center of a circle.

Equilateral Triangle in a Circle:

Students are asked to construct an equilateral triangle inscribed in a circle.

Regular Hexagon in a Circle:

Students are asked to construct a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle.

Square in a Circle:

Students are asked to construct a square inscribed in a circle.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 9-12

A Square Peg in a Round Hole:

Learn how to construct an inscribed square in a circle and why certain constructions are used in this interactive tutorial.

Designing with Hexagons:

Learn how to construct an inscribed regular hexagon and equilateral triangle in a circle in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

A Square Peg in a Round Hole:

Learn how to construct an inscribed square in a circle and why certain constructions are used in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Designing with Hexagons:

Learn how to construct an inscribed regular hexagon and equilateral triangle in a circle in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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