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Geometry and Measurement

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: 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

SKILL 2: Interpret and solve two-step problems involving geometric proportions

  1. 1

    Recognize and use the following: Simple inscribed and circumscribed figures

    Example

    Square

    In the figure above, square R S T U is inscribed in the circle. What is the degree measure of arc S T?

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  2. 2

    Recognize and use the following: The Pythagorean Theorem

    Example

    Triangle

    In triangle T V W above, what is the length of side line T W ?

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  3. 3

    Recognize and use the following: Coordinate geometry (e.g., slope calculations)

    Example

    In the xy-plane, what is the slope of the line through the points (1 comma 2) and (4 comma 8)?

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  4. 4

    Recognize and use the following: Parallelism and perpendicularity

    Example

    Triangle

    In the figure above, lines l and m are parallel. What is the value of x?

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  5. 5

    Recognize and use the following: Two- and three-dimensional figures

    Example

    What is the maximum number of rectangular blocks measuring 3 inches by 2 inches by 1 inch that can be packed into a cube-shaped box whose interior measures 6 inches on an edge?

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  6. 6

    Recognize and use the following: Figures composed of two or more simple shapes

    Example

    Figure

    What is the area of the figure above?

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  7. 7

    Interpret and solve two-step problems involving geometric proportions

    Example

    Cube

    The large cube in the figure above is divided as shown into 64 smaller cubes, all of equal volume. If 18 of these smaller cubes have a combined volume of 54, what is the volume of the large cube?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

Recognize and use volume in solving multistep problems

Use the relationships between the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines in the coordinate plane

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