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
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 an Interactive Notebook 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: Constructions
Also check out our Geometry class for course credit!
Teacher bio: Anne Chiasson is the Staff Development Teacher at Walt Whitman High School. She has taught courses ranging from Pre–Algebra through Calculus over the last 19 years. She has three daughters, all of whom attend Landon Summer. Anne is excited to be back for her tenth summer with us.
Fun fact: Anne has been paragliding in the Swiss Alps!