An open house provided an up-close look at the Geometry in Construction house. Photo by LT/Photo Evanston

The first house built by Evanston Township High School’s Geometry in
Construction class is now home to an Evanston resident, ETHS alums and staff members celebrated the move at an open house on Sept. 30. The three-bedroom, two- bath house was built during the
2013-14 school year as part of an interdisciplinary course taught by Matt Kaiser of the Career and Technical Education Department and Maryjoy Heineman of
the Mathematics Department.

The Geometry in Construction course provides students with the opportunity to learn the full geometry curriculum through the construction of a single-family home. The course is offered for both regular and honors credit. In addition to the mathe-matics course work, students gain hands-on experience in home design, floor and wall construction, sheathing, roofing, siding, window installation, painting and trim work.

“Geometry in Construction is an amazing hands-on course with real-life applications, preparing our students to meet college and career standards. This mixed-level mathematics course provides all students in the class with a highly rigorous curriculum as well as an opportunity to earn honors credit,” stated ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. “And to add to their excitement for learning, our students also have the pride of knowing that they are contributing more housing opportunities for more families in Evanston. This course is a win-win for our students and for our community.”