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Looking for a geometry Textbook
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Last Post:
Jul 5, 2001 8:48 AM



Alan
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Looking for a geometry Textbook
Posted:
Jul 4, 2001 9:25 AM


Hi, I am going to be teaching a class of home schoolers geometry. I am looking for recommendations on a "good geometry book" to use. The book should be targeted for the honors student (or college student). My perspective on what makes a good book is one that rigorously covers Euclidian geometry with emphasis on formal proof and little or no constructions. I have no problems with books that use real world examples and hands on explorations, but the ones that I have seen that go this direction do so at the expense of the rigor. Also we have no computers in the classroom.
One book I have seen a description of on the web is "Essentials of Geometry for College Students" by Lial, Steffensen & Johnson. Has anyone used this book and would like to comment?
Currently we are using Barbara Pools college algebra text and I am just ecstatic with how this book working out. The kids get a real kick that they are woring from a college text. Thanks for any help! Alan
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7/4/01


Alan

7/5/01


Alan


