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This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on how to use a ruler and compasses to construct circles, angles and triangles. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.
|Year 7, Year 8
|Teacher, School Leader
|angle, compasses, ruler, construction, explicit teaching
|Strand and focus
|Angles and geometric reasoning
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Identify corresponding, alternate and co-interior relationships between angles formed when parallel lines are crossed by a transversal; use them to solve problems and explain reasons
Identify the conditions for congruence and similarity of triangles and explain the conditions for other sets of common shapes to be congruent or similar, including those formed by transformations
Understanding geometric properties (P6, P7)
Proportional thinking (P6)
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