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Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
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Mar 14, 2005 12:57 PM




Re: Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
Posted:
Dec 30, 2004 2:22 AM


Yes, the one listed here on the Amazon link.
"Karl M. Bunday" <kmbunday@yahoo.de.com> wrote in message news:9i86t0de705f7mmb925fptlc2dprnjl88f@4ax.com... > John (Sky Rookie) wrote, in reply to my question opening the thread: > >>> Hi, everyone, >>> >>> 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 in recent >>> years has used Michael Serra's textbook Discovering Geometry (Key >>> Curriculum Press). Another textbook I have never seen, but have >>> heard of being used at gifted magnet schools is Geometry for >>> Enjoyment and Challenge (McDougall Littell), which has VERY MIXED >>> reviews on Amazon.com >>> >>> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail//0866099654/ > >> FWIW this is the book that was used in every school I've had a >> preclinical >> in. > > Hi, do you mean the Lang and Murrow book, or the Geometry for Enjoyment > and Challenge book? > >> I've taught out of it for an honors class, and have found it to be a >> great book. The only problem I may have with it is the format of pages, >> it's >> all in black and red. To me that is pretty boring, I like colorful >> textbooks. > > Well, I like fourcolor illustrations on slick paper as much as the next > guy, but they had better be doing something to advance the understanding > of the content in a math textbook. Some of the illustrations in the > Serra textbook, although pretty, are smarmy wastes of time and ink. > >> However, content wise it's a great book. > > If you are referring to Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge (aren't > you?), does that book include content on transformations and other more > "modern" topics of high school geometry? > > Thanks for your reply. > > P.S. As in my previous reply to N. Silver, my apologies for the trash > message posted with a spoofing of my name. >  > Karl M. Bunday P.O. Box 1456, Minnetonka MN 55345 > Learn in Freedom (TM) http://learninfreedom.org/ > remove ".de" to email >
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