# Welcome to Accelerated Geometry

Accelerated Geometry is for students that took honors algebra1 in the 8th grade. however, 9th grade students that excelled in algebra 1 and wanted a challenging experience are also enrolling in accelerated geometry as 10th graders. Accelerated geometry is the first in the honors track.

# General information about Geometry

"**Geometry** (from the Ancient Greek: γεωμετρία; *geo-* "earth", *-metron* "measurement") is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning lengths, areas, and volumes, with elements of formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales (6th century BC). By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by Euclid, whose treatment—Euclidean geometry—set a standard for many centuries to follow. Archimedes developed ingenious techniques for calculating areas and volumes, in many ways anticipating modern integral calculus. The field of astronomy, especially as it relates to mapping the positions of stars and planets on the celestial sphere and describing the relationship between movements of celestial bodies, served as an important source of geometric problems during the next one and a half millennia. In the classical world, both geometry and astronomy were considered to be part of the Quadrivium, a subset of the seven liberal arts considered essential for a free citizen to master" (** Wikipedia**).