Geometry forms the foundation for key concepts in advanced math courses. This course covers a full year of geometry in eight weeks by addressing traditional geometry topics including lines, angles, polygons, and circles. Students explore concepts directly through their own investigations, make and test conjectures about what they observe, and apply these conjectures to solve problems and create new conjectures. Multiple and varied tools—from folded paper, to straightedge and compass, to interactive geometry software—are used for the investigations, which are designed to develop students’ cooperation, problem-solving, spatial reasoning and communication skills. Assessments include multiple-choice and short-answer test questions, discussion prompts, and both group and individual projects.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 25-30 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
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