Thursday, October 1, 2015

Constructing a Hexagon

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This is sort of the beta version of Bespoke Mathematics. Before my daughter wanted math homework in 1st grade, one of her best friends who is a few years older wanted math homework in 1st grade. I've always really liked compass and straightedge constructions, so this is just a short walkthrough of how to construct a hexagon. This is the only Bespoke Math assignment that doesn't have an answer key because it really does take you through the whole process.

If you want more cool stuff to do with constructions like this, I'd recommend checking out Robert Dixon's "Mathographics." You'll find lots of neat stuff there about how to draw an egg with a compass and straightedge, how to do string drawings, and other such things.

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