Construct This

Circles and squares come together and share important characteristics. Using the properties of a square, scholars develop a procedure for constructing a square inscribed in a circle. Connecting square properties to angles within a circle help individuals understand properties of circles.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson to develop properties of inscribed and central angles of a circle
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson builds from an understanding of the properties of a square
  • Requires a compass, protractor, and straightedge for each pupil
Pros

  • Provides resources in an editable format
  • Includes detailed directions for performing the construction
Cons

  • None
Common Core