# Constructing a perpendicular bisector

Suitable for Year groups: 9, 10, 11

## Constructing a perpendicular bisector  resource description

This is an illustrated step by step guide for constructing a perpendicular bisector. Encourage independence and give to pupils as a worked example or as a revision tool.

# Constructing a Perpendicular Bisector

This resource provides step-by-step instructions for constructing a perpendicular bisector of a line segment using a compass and a straight edge.

## Why are perpendicular bisectors important?

Perpendicular bisectors have various applications:

• Geometry: Finding midpoints, circumcenters, and solving problems.
• Design: Creating symmetrical patterns and shapes.
• Real-world: Dividing plots of land or finding equidistant points.

## How can this resource help?

This resource supports learning this key construction:

• Clear steps: Provides easy-to-follow instructions.
• Visual aids: Includes diagrams to illustrate each step.
• Practice focus: Encourages hands-on learning of the technique.

## Benefits for learners:

• Develop geometric construction skills.
• Improves spatial reasoning and problem-solving.
• Provides a foundation for advanced geometry concepts.

This resource is perfect for teachers introducing geometric constructions. It's also ideal for independent practice or for parents supporting their children's maths learning at home.

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