How to Construct a Circle With a Compass - Quiz & Worksheet


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If you spread the arms of the compass to the _____ of the circle you want, your circle will be drawn the right size.

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1. The control knob at the top of the compass (where the arms meet) _____.

2. Placing a circle inside an existing drawing is not hard, but you will need _____ and _____ from the drawing.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used as an assessment of what you know about using a compass to construct circles. You'll check what you know about the different parts of a compass and how to create a circle of a specific size.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet checks your understanding of:

  • Determining how far to place the arms from each other
  • What the parts of the compass do
  • How to draw a circle within a circle
  • Identifying the radius

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of how to place the arms of a compass and how it affects the size of the circle you make
  • Interpreting information - see if you remember how to make multiple circles of the same size
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the parts of a compass and answer questions about how to use them

Additional Learning

You can learn much more about this topic in the lesson, How to Construct a Circle With a Compass. This lesson offers more information about:

  • How a circle is defined in math
  • What the radius is
  • What a compass is for
  • How to adjust the height of the pencil point or metal point
  • The steps for using a compass to draw a circle
  • A visual example of using a compass