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Topic: common core geometry proofs
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Tony George

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Re: common core geometry proofs
Posted: Jul 12, 2014 10:33 AM
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I totally agree.
By the way are indirect proofs in the CC Geo.?


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM, <JFish@csufsd.org> wrote:

> I totally agree with Howard! One would only have to look at the
> statistics of the results on Euclidean proofs and coordinate/analytic
> proofs to see that the students are sufficiently challenged by them
> already. If only SED would read these posts and allow a little common
> sense to prevail !!!
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Jim Fish
>
> Mathematics Department Chair
> JFK High School
> 305 Cayuga Creek Road
> Cheektowaga, NY 14227
> (716)897-7800 ext. 1120
>
> "We the willing, led by the unknowing,
> are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
> We have done so much for so long, with so
> little, we are now qualified to do anything
> with nothing."
>
> ......Mother Theresa of Calcutta
>
>
> -----owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org wrote: -----
> To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> From: Howard Levine
> Sent by: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> Date: 07/11/2014 03:17PM
> Subject: common core geometry proofs
>
> I think the emphasis in the new core on proofs by transformations is
> excessive. I think it's hard enough for average students to remember the
> Euclidean postulates and theorems that are necessary for the traditional
> statement and reason proofs that are STILL required in the core, but to add
> the complicated wording of the transformation postulates and theorems is
> just too much. Euclidean proofs and proofs by analytic geometry are enough!
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