## Introduction to Geometric Construction

In Geometry, the term *construction* refers to a precise way of drawing using two tools, an **unmarked straightedge** and a **compass. **The straightedge is assumed to have an infinite length and has no markings. In constructions, these tools and only these tools must be used to construct lines, curves, and polygons. Shown below is an animation showing how to construct a square using compass and straightedge.

**The Construction Rules**

In construction, aside from the tools, there are specific rules to be followed. These rules are the following. » Read more