This intensive course covers the standard year-long geometry curriculum.
At a brisk pace, students explore the fundamentals of Euclidean geometry as well as various applications of these concepts in the real world. As time permits, algebra is incorporated to help students review and strengthen their problem-solving skills. After gaining experience making conjectures and testing hypotheses, students progress to writing formal deductive proofs, using paragraphs as well as the two-column format.
In order to complete this year-long course in the summer, students attend class for the full academic day and may not enroll in additional in-person courses.
This course is appropriate for highly motivated students who have completed Algebra I.
A graphing calculator is required.
Note: Choate students who successfully complete this course may fulfill the diploma requirement in geometry. Returning and matriculating students entering the fourth form who have not yet completed a geometry course may choose this course for that purpose. Students entering the third form are generally not approved to take Immersion Geometry. In all cases, matriculating and current Choate students who wish to take this course to fulfill Choate's diploma requirement in geometry must first notify the Registrar, Catherine Velez (firstname.lastname@example.org), as part of the application and enrollment process for Summer Programs, and must then comply with all attendance and course expectations. The Registrar will determine final eligibility, as applicable, for diploma credit based upon the student’s successful completion of the course. Students in Immersion Geometry receive a traditional letter grade, which is included on the Summer Transcript.