A high school has responded enthusiastically to a class where real life math uses geometry in construction training.
The class is comprised of 10 sophomores and a freshman and is taught by geometry teacher Jami Lovelady and construction teacher Randall Bozarth.
“The construction drives the geometry,” Lovelady said. “It’s a double-block class. I game plan with Randall about what we need to get done each day. I teach geometry, and then we go out there and build.”
Both teachers attended a week long training session along with vice principal Vicki Goebel.
“All of the teachers had to build a scale model of a house,” Lovelady said. “We were one of 10 groups from Texas in training, and we have to go back for two days this summer. I don’t think there are much more than 10 classes of this type being taught in Texas right now.”