High School Geometry

Common Core State Standards Overview for High School Geometry

  • Experiment with transformations in the plane.
  • Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions.
  • Prove geometric theorems.
  • Experiment with transformations in the plane.
  • Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.
  • Prove theorems involving similarity.
  • Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles.
  • Apply trigonometry to general triangles.
  • Understand and apply theorems about circles.
  • Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles.
Geometric Properties
  • Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section.
  • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
Geometric Measurement
  • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.
  • Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.
Modeling with Geometry
  • Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.
Source: www.corestandards.org

High school geometry courses take abstract concepts that students have previously learned and expand them in complexity and real-world application. So this branch of high school mathematics becomes not only more challenging, as the geometry operations become more involved, but also more exciting, as students see how geometry concepts apply to creating a wide variety of useful and necessary things in the real world. But learning geometric proofs about circles and triangles, understanding geometric rigid motions, and relating geometric points to the solution of equations all require a thorough grounding in high school geometry vocabulary. Read MoreRead Less

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core High School Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected the high school math words that apply to the key math concepts and written level-appropriate high school math definitions combined with meaningful example sentences. High school students can use these materials for reinforcement to build understanding or assessment. Teachers can import the lists into their account and then edit or extend the lists for their own purposes.

The geometry word lists are correlated to the Common Core State Standards, giving high school students a good grasp of the meanings and use of geometry terminology. Students can play fun geometry word games and hear high school geometry terminology spoken in contextual sentences. Whether students later go on to use geometry to create blueprints for buildings, to estimate volumes in a chef’s kitchen, to gauge concrete pouring on a construction site, or to streamline vehicles for the greatest energy efficiency, a thorough grasp of high school geometry vocabulary can help shape a bright future!

The following games are recommended for High School Geometry Lists.

Paragraph Writing Practice allows students to create a paragraph using their spelling or vocabulary words.

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Vocabulary TestMe provides students with the opportunity to take a vocabulary test independently.

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WhichWord? Definitions provides practice recognizing definitions for each spelling and vocabulary word.

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