Foundations of Geometry
One two-week session
June 29–July 10
Boys and girls, rising 8th through rising 10th graders
*This class will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, pencils, notebook
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I.
Geometry is full of new vocabulary and the dreaded proof. Start your year off right by learning foundational terms and the mathematical language of geometry. Students will have an opportunity to develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving techniques to investigate and explore geometry. This class is ideal for students who are planning to take Geometry in the fall and want to preview the concepts in advance. Students will learn these concepts while building a toolkit that they can use during the coming school year!
Day 1: Introduction, Language of Geometry
Day 2: Points, Lines and Planes; Euclidean Postulates and Theorems
Day 3: Translations and Reflections
Day 4: Rotations and Determining Transformations
Day 5: Rotational and Reflectional Symmetry
Day 6: Triangle Congruence
Day 7: Triangle Congruence/Proofs
Day 8: Proofs
Day 9: Pythagorean Theorem
Also check out our Geometry class for course credit!
Teacher bio: Jenna Levenson earned her B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Clemson University. She is currently enrolled in graduate school at Indiana University for a Masters in Educational Leadership. During the school year, Jenna is a mathematics teacher at Gaithersburg High School where she teaches Algebra I and College Test Prep (SAT/ACT). Throughout her teaching career, she has taught students in all levels from Algebra I to Calculus. She has a passion for math and helping students love math as much as she does. She enjoys taking long walks, running, playing golf, doing puzzles and drawing.
Fun fact: Jenna's two younger brothers attended Landon School for a few years.