Math Content Standard A: Content of Math
Key Element 5. Geometry
A student who meets the content standard should construct,
draw, measure, transform, compare, visualize, classify,
and analyze the relationships among geometric figures.
Geometry for All
Geometric objects provide a foundation and a motivation
for measurement, patterning skills, computation, estimation,
graphical representation and spatial reasoning. Geometry
provides a foundation for developing and testing logic.
Children learn to recognize geometric shapes in the world,
comparing contrasting attributes, quantifying those attributes
and comparing the effect of transformations on those quantities.
Transforming geometric attributes improves the ability
to predict future shapes, locations, and projections.
Students interpret terms and expressions as geometric
graphs or three-dimensional images. This skill is crucial
to the concrete representation and internalization of
algebraic, trigonometric, and calculus concepts.
Big Ideas in Geometry
Geometric foundations of measurements
Representing, interpreting, and using tools of geometric
Visualizing and predicting the effects of geometric transformations
Properties of geometric figures
Geometric inductive reasoning