The name geometry comes from two Greek words meaning "earth" and
The ancient Egyptians used geometry to measure their fields and find the
boundaries of their land.
Euclidean geometry was organized in about 300 B.C. by a Greek mathematician named
Euclid. He arranged mathematical propositions into thirteen books called The
Elements. These books contained not only geometry but also algebra and advanced
arithmetic. The basic ideas presented by Euclid in these books have not been changed
through the years.