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Creating Perpendicular Bisectors

Published on 08/28/2011

Activity Overview

Construct the perpendicular bisector of a line segment in several different ways and consider the role of circles in the construction.

Objectives

  • Students will describe different methods used to construct a perpendicular bisector and describe the classical construction of a perpendicular bisector.

Vocabulary

  • perpendicular
  • bisector
  • compass

About the Lesson

This “create your own” activity is designed to be student-centered, with the teacher acting as a facilitator while students work cooperatively. The time varies for this activity depending on whether the TI-Nspire document (.tns file) is provided or created by the students.