Geometry in Construction

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  • This exciting NEW course will be at both Unit 5 High School locations.

     

    BACC to Offer Geometry in Construction at Two Locations

     

    A.M. Site:  Normal Community West High School

    Time: 8:30 - 10:12 a.m. (U5 1st & 2nd hours)

     

     P.M. Site: Normal Community High School

    Time: 12:55 - 2:37 p.m. (U5 6th & 7th hours)

     

    Course Description:

    Year long course; 10th, 11th or 12th Graders        Prerequisite:  Algebra I

     

    Geometry in Construction is an integrated geometry in construction course.

    The common core aligned geometry curriculum is taught in the context of construction.  The course is team taught by a math teacher and a technology teacher.  The concepts within the course are organized to complement the skills and the knowledge needed in the building process starting with foundational concepts.  The students in this course will have math days as well as build days.  On the build days, the students will be working together to build a tiny house, shed or assist with a Habitat for Humanity house. This course will provide students the opportunity to immediately apply what they are learning in the classroom to what they are doing on the build site.  Students will receive two credits for this year long, blocked course; one elective credit, one math credit.

     

    The following video provides student perspectives of the Geometry in Construction program: https://vimeo.com/61550992.  Additional information can also be found http://www.contextuallc.com/geometry-in-construction/

     

    Please contact Tom Frazier at 309-829-8671 or at fraziert@district87.org with questions.