"Number is the origin of all things,
and the law of numbers is the key that
unlocks the secrets of the universe."
Course Description from the Alabama Course of Study for Mathematics
Geometry-based applications are observable in many aspects of life. Because of its importance, this Euclidean Geometry course is required of all students receiving an Alabama High School Diploma.
Geometry builds on Algebra I concepts and increases students' knowledge of shapes and their properties. This knowledge helps develop visual and spatial sense and strong reasoning skills. The Geometry course requires students to make conjectures and to use reasoning to validate or negate these conjectures. The use of proofs and constructions is a valuable tool that enhance reasoning skills and enables students to better understand more complex mathematical concepts. Technology should be used to enhance the students' mathematical experience, not replace their reasoning abilities.
School systems may offer Geometry and Geometry A and Geometry B. Content standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, and 14 must be taught in the Geometry A course. Content standards 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 18 must be taught in the Geometry B course.