[teacherartexchange] Math in Art
I'm planning a workshop on constructing the five regular polyhedra,
known as the Platonic solids.
How can the regular polygon (pentagon) be constructed using a
compass and ruler ?
I want to avoid using either a prepared template or a protractor.
A square, equilateral triangle are no problem but how do you construct a
pentagon using only a ruler and a compass ?
Showing the student how to construct a regular polygon with a compass
and ruler, helps them to think
deeper and probably come with good ideas that can be used to
created other figures.
I admit to using a template for the pentagon with my students because
teacher was able to show me how to do it otherwise.
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