Students identify, find, and use recycled, repurposed, or reclaimed objects to create "crafty" construction tools to partition the circumference of a circle into three, four, and six congruent arcs which determine vertices of regular polygons inscribed in the circle.
General Information
Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience:
Educators
Suggested Technology:
Computer for Presenter, LCD Projector, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office, GeoGebra Free Software (Download the Free GeoGebra Software)
Instructional Time:
2 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: circle, circumference, compass, construct, construction, equilateral, hexagon, inscribed, regular, polygon, straightedge
Instructional Component Type(s):
Lesson Plan,
Worksheet,
Problem-Solving Task,
Presentation/Slideshow
Instructional Design Framework(s):
Learning Cycle (e.g., 5E), Writing to Learn, Argumentation, Cooperative Learning
Resource Collection:
CPALMS Lesson Plan Development Initiative