High School Geometry Tests
You will see that this topic area also includes a great deal of Algebra. I do hear of some High Schools working on Geometry before Algebra. I'm not certain that would be my recommendation. I refer to this as the construction math. Without geometry anything that is constructed would not be durable at all. Geometry has been around for close to five-thousand years. The Egyptian pyramid construction is a prime example of the application of math. Geometry is study shapes and the known properties of those shapes. Geometry is the reason your floors at home are level, walls are straight, and doors open and close. In High School the curriculum usually builds off of measurement and makes its way to planar geometry which is the meat of this course. Students seem to do well with triangle geometry and get a little lost when it comes to circle geometry. Students often get a little overwhelmed when they make their way to writing and reading geometric proofs. Proofs are just a method used to prove that your assumptions are correct and leave little to doubt. Understanding and using quadrilaterals is fundamental to course work found here. If anything can be said about geometry, it uses more symbols than just about any branch of math.
- Sample Geometry Common Core Test - The questions you find in here are the most common occurring questions over a sample of 25 state tests. Short answer question format.
- Multiple Choice Questions Form A - I wrote independent of using any reference (straight from standards). It is flattering that the samples coming out from various states are mirroring me.
- Complete Practice Test Version 1 - This 40 page monster will definitely take two hours to complete. There are just over seventy questions for you to complete. The last problem will take you at least twenty minutes, but we have seen students need a full hour.
- Complete Practice Test Version 2 - Our first version was so popular, that we decided to add another for you.
- Short Response Questions Form B - Most of the problems at this level are never really short in any regard.
- Extended Response Questions Form C - I reached to the ends of my brain to come up with some really fun problems. Hopefully, you'll hear a chuckle or two.
- Circles, Geometric Measurement & Dimension Quiz - The cross section and visualizations questions are really new for a lot of kids and teachers too; for that matter.
- Congruence Quiz - I remember a book on this topic I saw at Barnes and Noble called "Triangles that are Friends".
- Modeling with Geometry Quiz - I really enjoy the level of critically thinking required for these problems.
- Similarity, Right Triangles, & Trigonometry Quiz - I actually used parasailing problem in the Caribbean last year. I know, I must be a lot to handle on vacations! You would be right.
- Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations Quiz - This section really requires that students have their geometry vocabulary down pat. This skill is for the more advanced students.
Tips for Taking Geometry Tests
Throughout the lower grade levels of our career we will come across some geometry related work and most be confused as how to prepare for an exam on it, but once you are taking a full on geometry course, you can no longer duck this. The question is how can you prepare yourself for something requires you to understand a whole bunch to solve a single problem? The basic principal still applies, the more that you devote to studying, the better you will do. Geometry is not all bout memorizing endless gobs of information it is actually applying skills to solve problems. There is a component that is based memorization and that is knowing your formulas and theorems. In many cases, these will be provided for you, but not always. The best way to tackle this subject area is to start by reading and reviewing the content that you are required to know for your test. From there it all about repetition and correction. You should be going through a series of practice problems and then reviewing your answers it really helps to have a teacher look over your work. This is why attending extra help sessions is critical at this level. One of the most overlooked skills in making sure you understand all the vocabulary that comes along with the work you are focused on. Terms like congruent, parallel, perpendicular, angle names, and points of origin are the foundation of this language. Like anything question in life, if you are not sure what is being asked of you, how can you possible give a valid response?