Straight Edge and Compass Construction

Construction Ideas from mathisfun

Construct a line perpendicular to a given line

Your turn! Use the tools provided to construct a line perpendicular to the line given.

Your turn! Use the tools provided to plot a point that is on the midline of the two lines given.

Here is a blank page to try your own constructions. You can use this to figure out how to draw two lines that are perfectly parallel;  an equilateral triangle; a square… etc. Only use the measuring tools (the last two) when you’re done, to check your construction!