One six-week session
June 22–July 31
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 9th through rising 11th graders
*This class will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, composition book, pencils, TI–83 or 84 graphing calculator, compass, ruler
Understanding geometry basics is essential for all math students today, and we bring the postulates of Euclidean geometry to life through constructions and transformations of graphs. We cover definitions, postulates and theorems, as well as angles, parallel lines, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilateral figures, polygons, circles and arcs, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Special topics include coordinate and spatial geometry, introductory trigonometry, and conics. In addition to a brief review of algebra, this class introduces the process of “proving” theorems. Assessments include daily quizzes, midterm exam and final exam. Homework may be assigned occasionally if extra practice is needed. This class meets Common Core standards for geometry and is eligible for credit pending approval from the student’s school. It is important to confirm with your child's home school that credit can be earned for this class.
Given the accelerated pace of this class, each day is equivalent to one week of class during the regular school year. Therefore, absences can be detrimental to a student’s progress and grade. Students who misses three or more class days will no longer be eligible to receive course credit.
Click here to see the Geometry syllabus. Please note that this timeline is subject to change based on class progress.
A textbook will be provided but must be returned to Landon Summer at the conclusion of the class. A deposit equal to the value of the book will be held in your Landon Summer account and removed when the book is received by August 14 in acceptable condition (students may not write in book). You may also choose to purchase the book at the beginning of the class, in which case the deposit will become a charge. Please contact the Landon Summer office if you would like to purchase the textbook.
Also check out our Foundations of Geometry class!
Teacher bio: Meg Thatcher is in her 14th year teaching and coaching at Walt Whitman High School. She teaches Algebra I, Honors Pre-Calculus and Rapid Learner Pre-Calculus. She has enjoyed being a part of the Landon Summer family for twelve years. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active with sports, painting, and playing various musical instruments.
Fun fact: Meg lived in Hawaii for almost two years.