Educator Resources

PowerPoint, Articles, Activities and Information on Geometry

An overview of the new standards and assessments, with particular emphasis on topics new to this course:

Course Descriptions HS Brief descriptions of all three new high school mathematics courses.

Geometry Performance Indicators (Content Strand) A comprhensive list of all 74 performance indicators (i.e., topics) in the new course.

NY Geometry Strand Trace This document indicates the grades in elementary and middle school where geometry topics were first introduced.

Geometry Test Specifications Number of questions, point value, estimated weight of each band and copy of formula sheet provided for each student.

Geometry Vocabulary With illustrations, including both two- and three-dimensional figures.

Geometry NCTM Article Describing the changing nature of geometry instruction and introducing some of the ideas of Pierre van Hiele (see more information below).

An introduction to the work of PierreVan Hiele on levels of geometric understanding:

26 Van Hiele Framework

27 Van Hiele Implications for Classroom Strategies

28 Van Hiele Play