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Geometry - An Introduction to Terminology

Geometry is about measurements.

Geometry - An Introduction to Terminology

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Welcome to learning about geometry. Did you know that geometry is also known as a science. In fact, it is one of the oldest sciences. For centuries, it was the way that celestial bodies in the heavens were mapped. This is because geometry is concerned with size, shape and relative positions of figures that have properties of space. In fact, the word geometry is Greek and means “earth measurement”.

1.
This is an indication of distance that continues indefinitely in two different directions and is always straight – it is never curved.
A plane
A ray
A line
A radius
A line is an indication of distance that continues indefinitely in two different directions and is always straight – it is never curved. Answer (c) is the correct answer
2.
This refers to all of the points that are located on the same line.
A coplanar point
A collinear point
A parallel point
A segmented point
A collinear point refers to all of the points that are located on the same line. Answer (b) is the correct answer
3.
The word “geometry” comes from the ______.
Romans
Greeks
Italians
Egyptians
The word “geometry” comes from the Greeks. It means “earth measurement.” Answer (b) is the correct answer
4.
Geometry has ____ building blocks from which everything is built off of.
three
two
six
four
Geometry has three building blocks from which everything is built off of. Answer (a) is the correct answer
5.
A point in geometry is represented by a _____.
an arrow pointing in one direction
light switch
dot
curved line
A point in geometry is represented by a dot. Answer (c) is the correct answer
6.
This is a triangle that has two equal sides and two equal internal angles.
Acute triangle
Obtuse triangle
Right triangle
Isosceles triangle
An Isosceles triangle is a triangle that has two equal sides and two equal internal angles. Answer (d) is the correct answer
7.
When two rays share a point, the point is referred to as ______.
an intersection
a vertex
an angle
a junction
When two rays share a point, the point is referred to as a vertex. Answer (b) is the correct answer
8.
A single location in space is known as a ______.
ray
segment
point
line
A single location in space is known as a point. Answer (c) is the correct answer
9.
This is the portion of a line where you have a point on one end to show that the line stops in one direction but in the opposite direction an arrowhead is placed at the end of the line to indicate that the line goes on indefinitely.
A ray
A collinear
A coplanar
A segment
A ray is the portion of a line where you have one end point to show the line stops in one direction but in the opposite direction an arrowhead is placed at the end of the line to indicate that the line goes on indefinitely. Answer (a) is the correct answer
10.
Which of the following is geometry NOT concerned with?
Size
Shapes
Relative positions of figures
Fahrenheit and Celsius
Geometry is concerned with the measurement of size, shapes and relative positions of figures in space. It is NOT concerned with temperature (i.e., Fahrenheit and Celsius). Answer (d) is the correct answer
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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