Monday, October 28, 2013

Math Extension - Ancient Greek Geometry

Here's a fun puzzle I found out about recently. It's called Ancient Greek Geometry. The challenge is to create different shapes (like triangles, and circle patterns) using only a straight-edge and a compass. For example, here's a solution for a hexagon:

Hexagon Created Using a Straightedge and Compass
The program runs right in your browser and is easy to learn. Just point your students to the website ( and they'll figure out the rest.

There's also a number of other neat features from the same people at their website.

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