Pinwheel Directions-Rotations

  1. With the circle tool, construct a circle.
  2. With the segment tool, construct two radii and a chord, forming an acute triangle.
  3. With the select tool, select the three vertices of the triangle.(Hold down the shift key to select more than one object.) From Construct Menu, construct the polygon interior.
  4. Select the center of the circle. From the Transform menu, mark center.
  5. Select the center and the triangle. From the Transform menu, rotate. At the rotate window, rotate by 60. OK
  6. From the Transform menu, rotate again by 60. Continue until there are 6 triangles.
  7. Make sure a triangle is selected and from Display Menu click on a color.
  8. Repeat step 7 until all the triangles are colored different colors.
  9. Select both the circle and one of the vertices of the original triangle (not the center of the circle).
  10. From the Edit Menu, select ACTION Button, then animation. Then click animate at the animation window. (One way or bi-directional is something you can play with later.)
  11. Now double click on the animate button that should have appeared on the sketch. Now say ooh cool... :)

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    Cynthia Lanius