What is Geometry?
Before we can learn geometry, we must first have a clear idea of what this content area of mathematics entails. Where the vast majority of topics within mathematics deals first and foremost with numbers and symbols, geometry deals with space and shapes. It is a distinctly different area of mathematics than are other areas. In geometry we study two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes as well as relationships between them. Geometry enables us to analyze and represent relationships between parts of shapes. Geometry enables us to create and use representational systems to describe locations. Geometry gives us tools to transform shapes in a mathematical manner. Geometry allows us to use a spatial approach to solve problems. Perhaps most importantly, geometry can be used in conjunction with algebra to enable us to strengthen our problem-solving ability in many areas.
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