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Re: Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
Posted:
Dec 29, 2004 10:49 AM


Karl M. Bunday wrote:
> I wonder what you would suggest as a best textbook for a first > highschoollevel geometry course for talented students? I'm trying to > gather information to make a suggestion to a local mathematics program.
> I am aware of one program that formerly used Gene Murrow and Serge > Lang's textbook Geometry (SpringerVerlag) and
Lang has written "upteen" texts. This is one I have not read, but the reviews warn me off this one for gifted students.
> in recent years has used Michael Serra's textbook Discovering Geometry > (Key Curriculum Press).
In my opinion, this text is inappropriate. It's designed for struggling students.
> What do you think? If you were recommending a textbook for a class of > students selected for high math ability taking a first secondarylevel > geometry course, what would you recommend? What do you like > about your preferred textbook?
Look at: Elementary Geometry from an Advanced Standpoint, Third Edition [FACSIMILE] by Edwin Moise. It's the one I would use. Read the reviews on Amazon.com.
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