Geometry, June 17-July 19


Course open to Branson and non-Branson students.

Weeks 2-6

No class on July 4th

9:00-2:00, M-F


Instructor: Gretchen Koles (Mathematics Teacher)


This UC approved course consists of a rigorous study of Euclidean Geometry. It is appropriate for students who have a strong background in Algebra 1 and who are looking to accelerate a year in math by completing Geometry over the summer and going on to Algebra II for the next school year. After learning the fundamental concepts of point, line and plane, students investigate properties of intersecting and parallel lines, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons and circles. Area and volume of plane and space figures are covered in depth. Formal proofs are stressed, while coordinate geometry is also used in proving theorems. The course emphasizes the development of analytical skills. Algebra is reviewed and reinforced throughout the course.

As enrollment determines whether our summer Geometry course proceeds or not, we are not able to offer a refund for any reason other than medical emergencies after May 1, 2019.

Summer Geometry is a challenging and fast-paced course that is only appropriate for strong and motivated students of mathematics.  We will cover the entire geometry curriculum in just five weeks, so the instructor recommends making sure potential students will be able to handle this pace, and that they have no other major commitments for the five weeks of class.  

Branson students must have approval from the Math Department to enroll. Current students should speak with their classroom teacher. Incoming Freshmen should email Dave Reiter, Math Department Chair, at