Geometry offers students a means of describing, analyzing, and understanding aspects of their world. Geometric modeling, visualizing, and spatial reasoning can be used to solve many kinds of problems. Coordinate geometry and other representational systems allow locations to be specified and described. Geometry also focuses on the development of reasoning and proof, using definitions and axioms.
The geometry standards include emphasis on two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems. A variety of applications and some general problem-solving techniques including algebraic skills, being used to implement these standards. Calculators, computers, graphing utilities (graphing calculators or computer graphing simulators), dynamic geometry software, and other appropriate technology tools will be used to assist in teaching and learning these skills.