Required materials: compass, straightedge, patty paper
Gain familiarity with the construction tools by drawing multiple lines and circles. Then, follow these steps:
Line segment: a set of points on a line with two endpoints
Circle: a set of all points that are the same distance (radius) from a given point (center)
Why might they be different? How could we ensure they are all the same?
The figure shows the first few steps of constructing a regular hexagon. Complete the construction.
How does your regular hexagon compare to your neighbors?
A regular polygon has sides with equal lengths. How can you be sure your hexagon is a regular hexagon?
A straightedge can be used to create line segments. Line segments are named by its endpoints.
A compass can be used to create circles. Circles are named by its center and radius.