With this tool, you can explore how to decompose shapes and recompose them to make other shapes. You can draw and cut shapes and also use slides, turns, and flips to move pieces around.
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Draw points on the grid. As each point is drawn, it will be connected to the previous point. When you want to complete a polygon, click on the first point again; the last point will be connected to the first point, and the polygon will be colored.
After the polygon is drawn, click two points along the perimeter of the polygon. These points will be connected to form a "cut line." Place other pairs of points along the perimeter to form other cut lines. When all cut lines are placed, press the Cut button to cut the polygon into pieces.
The divided pieces can be moved, or you can Slide, Flip, or Turn them with the appropriate button.
The Mix Up button will move the pieces around. Selecting "Don't Flip" will prevent the pieces from being reflected when they are mixed.
The New Shape button resets the drawing area.
Create a polygon with at least five sides. Then, place at least three cut lines across the figure. (Be sure that some of the cut lines overlap.) Mix the pieces up with the Mix Up button.
For a slightly more advanced exploration, try this: Create a parallelogram. Draw a cut line from one vertex that is perpendicular to the opposite side, then hit the Cut button. Rearrange the pieces to form a rectangle.
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