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Geometric Construction

It’s one thing to draw a parallelogram, freehand. But students in David Brott’s geometry class recently completed a project on geometric construction, proving the point that it is entirely another thing to build shapes using precision and mathematical principles. Using compasses and straight edges to make geometric shapes, students in Brott’s class built a number of shapes and described the shapes in paragraph form, including the use of precise measurements and labels. “The action of geometric construction gives students an academic command of how math informs technical drawing, which can apply to any number of professions involving spatial relations,” said Brott.