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Geometry and Measurement

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Apply properties of triangles, including congruence

SKILL 2: Apply angle relationships, including those in polygons and circles

SKILL 3: Solve problems involving the length of line segments

  1. 1

    Apply properties of triangles, including congruence

    Example
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    In the figure above, V W = W X = V X = X Y = Y Z = X Z. If V Z = 12, what is the perimeter of the triangle V W X?

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  2. 2

    Apply angle relationships, including those in polygons and circles

    Example

    Trapezoid

    In trapezoid A B C D above, A B = C D. What is the value of x?

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  3. 3

    Solve problems involving the length of line segments

    Example

    Points P, Q, R, and S lie on a line in that order. If Q R = R S, P Q = 10, and P S = 38, what does Q R equal?

Skills needed to score in the next band

Recognize and use the following:
— Simple inscribed and circumscribed figures
— The Pythagorean Theorem
— Coordinate geometry (e.g., slope calculations)
— Parallelism and perpendicularity
— Two- and three-dimensional figures
— Figures composed of two or more simple shapes

Interpret and solve two-step problems involving geometric proportions

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