Video How to construct parallel lines

TLF ID S4682

This animated presentation includes three different techniques for the geometrical construction of parallel lines. The presentation, with optional audio commentary, provides a step-by-step set of instructions involving rulers, set squares and compasses.

Educational details

Educational value
  • The instructions to construct parallel lines also highlight properties of parallel lines.
  • The presentation includes an audio commentary option that can assist students with reading difficulties.
  • Students are exposed to a variety of geometrical construction instruments and techniques.
Year level


Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

  • Copyright holder
  • Name: HeyMath!
  • Organisation: HeyMath!
  • Address: Chennai 600086 INDIA
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  • Remarks: Resource
  • Copyright holder
  • Date of contribution: 2011
  • Name: Curriki
  • Organisation: Curriki
  • Address: Cupertino California 95014 UNITED STATES
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  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 2011
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
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  • Remarks: template
Learning resource type
  • Moving Image
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Operating systems
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  • ms-windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: Vista
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd 2012, except where indicated otherwise. Resource © HeyMath! This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence In essence, you are free to copy, communicate and adapt the material for any purpose, as long as you attribute the author and abide by the other licence terms.