Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths

Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths
Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths
Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths
Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths

              Perpendicular Bisectors and Equidistant Paths

              Students learn how to construct a perpendicular bisector and equidistant path using a pair of compasses and ruler.  As learning progress students are challenged to bisect a line at a given point and to find the shortest route between a point and a line.The start of the lesson is used to recap constructing triangles involving side, side, side using a pair of compasses.  The plenary challenges students to construct a scale drawing and use a perpendicular bisector to find the shortest route possible.
              Differentiated Learning Objectives
              • All students should be able to construct the perpendicular bisector of a line segment.
              • Most students should be able to construct an equidistant path between two points.
              • Some students should be able to recognise and use the perpendicular distance from a point to a line as the shortest distance to the line.
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