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# geo constructions - what is required in your maths curriculum?

We are developing an app which would help kids by simulating straight edge&compass constructions. It would be crucial to know what is required (at what year, exam level, etc) in different national curriculums. Please, tell us what you have in your country!

E.g:
-only basic constructions (bisections, perpendiculars, constructing a triangle using the 3 sides)
-more complex constructions (tangents, quadrilaterals, triangles if other data given, eg. angles/heights/median...)
-complex const(Euler-line, Feuerbach circle...)

I would be grateful for all information, memories, links, etc! thnx:)
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Hi fylan,

Wow, sounds awesome! What a great question. I would think that the most basic geo-constructions that just involve duplicating length and then constructing triangles, bisections, etc. would generally be introduced in eighth grade (middle school) in the United States. Even the slightly more complex constructions could be understood by many kids at that age.

As for the complex constructions, kids generally take geometry in their sophomore (or second year) of high school in the United States. I think they would generally be able to follow more difficult instructions at that point.

In the resource section below, I'm including a link to an article about learning geometry that includes some helpful (and quite interesting!) information.

Hope this helps, and good luck with the development of your app!

Alex
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Hi fylan,