Last week I attended a PD session by Suzanne Gaskell, an art teacher at the high school where I teach. She presented on a work of art she has created and calls the Kavad of a Sacred Geometer.

This work of art is a wooden box that tells the story of ancient geometry and its relation to various sacred traditions. After her presentation, she instructed us on how to perform some interesting constructions, including one I had never done before, the regular pentagon.

It inspired me to create an illustration of the construction for a regular polygon using Desmos. Here’s what I came up with:

**TWO GREAT SKILLS I LEARNED**

**First skill: how to trace a parametric curve.** Prior to creating this, I didn’t know how to make a parametric curve trace itself out. Here’s how to do it: Continue reading