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The text continually challenges students to explain why. Numerous other items are used to make this a hands-on course, although most of the time their use is optional. Paragraph proofs and flowchart proofs are taught from chapters four through twelve, and directed two-column proofs are saved for the last chapter after students have mastered concepts and understand relationships between theorems.

Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. Parents who are not strong in math might want to have this on hand in case they get stuck. A separate kendapl manual shows the steps leading to the answers.

Many investigations involve students in activities, especially making and working with constructions using a straightedge and compass.

You will learn to use the tools of geometry and to junt geometry investigations with them. The first thing that students encounter in the book is art—geometric art. The fourth edition has added even more exercises that are specifically focused on reasoning and proof skills.

The fourth edition has increased the number of opportunities to incorporate technology into learning, although use of technology is not absolutely required. Additional teacher information is in the fore-matter and at the beginning of each chapter. Among these items are drinking straws, interlocking cubes, geometric shapes, geoboards, meter stick, modeling clay, patty paper the lightweight paper used to separate burger pattiestoothpicks, and uncooked spaghetti.

Discovering Geometry

The text moves from the concrete to the abstract—a strategy essential for many students to be able to succeed in geometry. It is now in its fourth edition, although the fourth is very similar to the third edition.


Some chapters have been reorganized. The full-color student text is available in hardcover or as PDF files that include weblinks. However, you would not want to use the software as a total substitute for a student learning to create constructions with compass and straightedge.

Skip to search Skip to main content. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, [] Physical description lxiv, pages: This is a complete, college-preparatory course that is more inviting than any other I have seen.

Every exercise set in the student book includes some review questions. Reviews at the end of each chapter consist of hunr 50 or more problems.

Investigations by students help them discover postulates and theorems by inductive reasoning. Publishers, authors, and service providers never pay to be reviewed.

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I expect that some form of dynamic geometry software might help compensate if you absolutely cannot find a second student. Disclosure of Material Connection: It will be well worth your while to pull together even a small group class to make this course work.

Lest you view the cooperative learning requirement as a negative, I must tell you that it is one of the features that make it so enjoyable. In addition to the aforementioned straightedge and compass, students will need a protractor and a ruler.

I used this text twice, each time with groups of three students with widely diverse mathematical aptitudes. Your investigations will lead you to the discovery of geometry properties. Contents Geometric art Introducing geometry Reasoning in geometry Using tools of geometry Discovering and proving triangle properties Discovering and proving polygon properties Discovering and proving circle properties Transformations and tessellations Area The Pythagorean Theorem Volume Similarity Trigonometry Geometry as a mathematical system.

Amazingly, after completion of the course, all my students actually thought geometry was fun! They do provide free review copies or online access to programs for review purposes. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries.

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Some projects using it have been added to the fourth edition. Browse related items Start at call number: Mathematical thinking is the goal of this text rather than mere memorization of postulates and theorems.


It is possible that a parent could function as a second student for some of the activities, but it is more than a bit tricky for a parent to function simultaneously as teacher and student. Publication date Title Variation Geometry: The art leads students into their first investigations about lines and shapes. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.

In fact work with proofs is probably stronger and more effective than in many other texts.

Assessment resources quizzes and tests are available separately. It requires cooperative learning with two or more students working together. Fathom Dynamic Data free at http: Edition Fourth edition, Teacher’s edition. Students can create numerous constructions quickly on the computer and compare results, whereas it would be too time consuming to do many of them manually.

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Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. All prices are provided for comparison only and are kendlal to change. In addition, you will gradually learn about proof, a form of reasoning that will help you explain why your discoveries are true, through developing proof group activities and exercises”– Page xv.

Even though two-column proofs are not taught at the beginning of the course, students are applying both inductive and deductive reasoning and working with logic and language leading up to the use of two-column proofs. Many of the investigations are carried out in small cooperative groups in which you jointly plan and find solutions with other students.