KS2 Maths Geometry

KS2 Maths Geometry is used in everyday life. We make hundreds of decisions based on Geometry without realising it. The most important example of Geometry in everyday life is formed by nature surrounding us. If we look closely, we will find different geometrical shapes and patterns in leaves, flowers, stems, roots, bark.

What is geometry?

What is geometry?

Geometry plays a significant role in the design and planning of buildings, as well as during the building process itself. Buildings and structures are created in various geometric forms for aesthetic reasons as well to ensure adequate ventilation within the home. Construction work, astronomy, measurements, drawing, and other geometrical activities all employ Geometry tools such as the protractor

Different forms are created by putting different geometric components together. Before they start developing plans for various buildings, engineers, architects, and builders use geometry to calculate area and volume.

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Why is geometry important in everyday life?

ks2 maths geometry Why is geometry important in everyday life

Geometry is one of the classical disciplines of maths. In Greek, it is roughly translated as Earth Measurement and is concerned with the properties of figures and space. It is firstly progressed to be a practical guide for volumes, measuring lengths and areas, and is in use till date. Geometry is important because the world is made up of different shapes and spaces. Geometry finds huge applications in the real world out of which some are described below.

KS2 Maths Geometry Example

“The perimeter of a rectangle is 28cm and its width is 8cm. What is the length of the rectangle?” 28cm x 8cm Rectangle e1672906514113
To solve this problem, the student can use the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle, which is: perimeter = 2 * (length + width).
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Beginning about the 6th century bce, the Greeks gathered and extended this practical knowledge and from it generalized the abstract subject now known as geometry, from the combination of the Greek words geo (“Earth”) and metron (“measure”) for the measurement of the Earth.

The most obvious jobs that require the use of Geometry are with several industries including Construction, Architecture, Engineering, and Art.

As it is a part of the National Curriculum within England, it is required for you to complete future exams.

Practice, practice, practice. There are many ways you can learn but we’d always tell our learners to follow our advice and check out our free resources here.

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