Geometry in Real Life

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Geometry in Real Life

By | August 2010
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Geometry, the study of space and spatial relationships, is an important and essential branch of the mathematics curriculum at all grade levels. The ability to apply geometric concepts in a life skill used in many occupations. The study of geometry provides the student with a vehicle for enhancing logical reasoning and deductive thinking for modeling abstract problems.

Geometry was thoroughly organized in about 300bc, when the Greek mathematician, Euclid gathered what was known at the time; added original work of his own and arranged 465 propositions into 13 books, called Elements. Geometry was recognized to be not just for mathematicians. Anyone can benefit from the basic learning of geometry, which is to follow the lines reasoning. Geometry is one of the oldest sciences and is concerned with questions of shape, size and relative position of figures and with properties of space. Geometry is considered an important field of study because of its applications in daily life.

Yes we can say geometry is everywhere. Everywhere in the world there in geometry, mostly made by man. Most manmade structures are in the form of geometry. How you ask? Well some examples would be a CD, that is a 3D circle and the case would be a rectangular prism, when we throw a round ball in a round basket, it is a concept of geometry, buildings, cars, rockets, planes, are all great examples.

Geometry is applied in real world situations like construction work, art and modern day astronomy. Construction applies theorems, postulates, and definitions etc… if a designer did not know geometry; many of today’s great designs would not be the way they are.

2) Hancock tower: in Chicago, the tower is formed by a large cube. The windows are parallelogram; the other structure is made up of a cone. There is a point at the top where all the sides meet and there is a base for it also which makes it a cone.

Geometry is also used in the early stages of our life;...