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Succeed with maths: part 2
Succeed with maths: part 2

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1 Geometry

The word geometry comes from two Greek words: ‘geo’ meaning earth and ‘metros’ meaning measurement. So, geometry literally means earth-measurement and in the sense of the earth that is around us, this is what geometry does. It is a branch of maths that, at its basic level, is concerned with describing shapes and space, such as triangles and circles. In order to do this effectively, and to be able to communicate with others exactly what is being measured or described, there is a set of vocabulary and basic definitions that is used to describe angles, lines and shapes. These will be the focus of the first part of this week.