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Topic: Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
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Re: Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
Posted: Dec 30, 2004 2:22 AM
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Yes, the one listed here on the Amazon link.


"Karl M. Bunday" <kmbunday@yahoo.de.com> wrote in message
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> 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
>>> high-school-level 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 (Springer-Verlag) 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 four-color 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
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>



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