The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) developed the Geometry Module as a comprehensive teacher training module with funding from the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Geometry Module effectively assists teachers in developing a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts that support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Geometry and helps teachers develop the pedagogical tools necessary to provide their students the opportunity to meet Texas' challenging state content and student performance standards. The Geometry Module also supports related TExES Mathematics Competencies. The rigor of the Geometry Module is of sufficient nature as to allow participating teachers who have not yet met the requirements of a "highly qualified" teacher, as defined by the United States NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT of 2001 (NCLB), to progress towards this goal.

Table of Contents


Unit 1 Transformations

PowerPoint Presentation - The van Hiele Model of Geometric Thought

Unit 2 Triangles

Unit 3 Quadrilaterals

Flash 3-D animation

Unit 4 Informal Logic/Deductive Reasoning

Unit 5 Area

Unit 6 Pythagoras

Unit 7 Polygons and Circles

Unit 8 Similarity

The Geometer's Sketchpad Sketches

Dilation Investigation

Golden construction

Mona Lisa


Trigonometry Ratios

Trigonometry Tracers

Unit 9 Non-Euclidean Geometries

The Geometer's Sketchpad Activities

The Geometer's Sketchpad Sketches

Unit 1 - Sample Sketch

Unit 2 - Sample Sketch 1

Unit 2 - Sample Sketch 2

Unit 2 - Sample Sketch 3

Unit 3 - Sample Sketch 1

Unit 3 - Sample Sketch 2

Unit 4 - Sample Sketch 1

Unit 5 - Sample Sketch 1

Unit 6 - Sample Sketch 1

Unit 6 - Sample Sketch 2

Unit 7 - Sample Sketch 1

Sample Assessment and Evaluation Documents

Mentoring Teachers

Competencies and Objectives



Useful External Links

Region IV Education Service Center Resources

Utilizing the Graphing Calculator in Secondary Mathematics

The Geometer's Sketchpad Tutorial

NonEuclid Interactive Constructions in Hyperbolic Geometry

Rice Geometry Module Activities for Geometer's Sketchpad
A collection of activities for the The Geometer's Sketchpad that are correlated to the Geometry Module. These activities were developed by Elaine Young, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with funding by the Teacher Quality grant program.