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Geometry mainly deals with shapes. In basic geometry the preliminary concepts line point, line, planes, angles, parallel and perpendicular some basic shapes are covered. 

Real life application of geometry is widely seen in computing perimeter, area of places, distances, volumes of 3 dimensional  figures (containers ,swimming pools etc).

Main Topics and Subtopics in Geometry:

1. Basic Geometry 

Line, line segment 
Angles :
Types  of angles  (Acute, obtuse,right)
Angles in Polygons 
Angles in parallel lines (cut by transversal)

2. Introduction to basic shapes and their properties (Polygons)

Names of different shapes  based on number of sides
Regular and irregular polygons
Angles in a polygon

Types of triangles :Triangles are classified based on the angles and sides. Types of  triangles based on angles are acute triangle, right triangle and obtuse triangle. 

Types of triangles based on the sides are equilateral triangles, isosceles triangle and scalene triangle. 

Properties of triangle 

Altitude, median of triangle

Similar triangles  (Proofs )

Congruent Triangles

4. Quadrilaterals

Types of quadrilaterals based on the sides  and angles .
Square  (all sides and angles are equal).
Rectangle (all angles are right angles and opposite sides are equal)
Parallelogram(Opposite sides and opposite angles are equal)
Trapezoid (One pair of opposite  sides is parallel)
Diagonals of a quadrilateral

5.Circles :  different parts of circle like radius, diameter, chord, secant, tangent, arc. 

In advanced level  , properties of secant and tangents .intercepted arc, intersection of two circles, apothem will be discussed.

6.Similar and Congruent figures

     Proofs related to similar figures.
     Properties of similar figures.
    Proofs for Congruent figures
    Theorems  related to congruent triangles.

7. Perimeter and circumference: Perimeter of basic shapes and composite shapes  and circumference of circle 

Real life application of concept in  word problems

8. Area  : Formula for areas for basic shapes  and circles

Area of composite shapes
Area of regular Polygon 
Area of irregular polygons

9. 3-D objects Prisms ,Cylinders, Cube, Cone ,Spheres 

  Introduction to Pyramids . Prisms  ,cylinders and cone
Number of vertices, edges and face of  3-D shapes
Surface area ,lateral surface area
Total surface area of a prism = (perimeter of  base)Xheight + 2area of base
Total surface area of Prism = $\frac{1}{2}$ (perimeter of  base) X height + area of base
Lateral surface area of Prism= perimeter of base X height
Lateral surface area of Pyramid =  $\frac{1}{2}$  perimeter of base X slant height

Volume of a 3 D object

Volume of prisms = Area of base X height
Volume of pyramids = $\frac{1}{3}$ Area of base X height
Volume of sphere = $\frac{4}{3}$ $\pi r^2$ 
Volume of composite figures  (Ex : Cylinder topped with hemisphere)

10. Pythagorean Theorem in right triangles

Special right triangles
Application of Pythagorean theorem  to solve right triangles.


1. Identify the acute angle from given angles. 

Solution:   Geometric

2.  Find the area of a Circle with radius  of 10 cm. Take $\pi$ = 3.14. Round up the answer to nearest tenth.

Solution: Area of a circle= p$r^2$

= 3.14$(10)^2$

= 314 sq cm.

Related Calculators
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More topics in  Geometry
Geometry Problems Plane Geometry
Solid Geometry Transformation
Symmetry Tangent Secant Theorem
Geometric Mean Theorem of Chord Pythagorean Inequality Theorem
Types of Angle Pairs
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