Date: Nov 28, 2005 11:44 AM
Author: Bill.Gripentrog@k12.sd.us
Subject: RE: Geometry Textbook for weak students
With comments like these, its no wonder most kids don't understand or

like mathematics.

The pictures are trying to make connections to the world for the

students. Teaching "proof" geometry makes no connections for most

students and thus they don't care nor do they develop any intellectual

curiosity.

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[mailto:approve@support1.mathforum.org] On Behalf Of John Benson

Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 7:53 AM

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geometry-pre-college@support1.mathforum.org

Subject: RE: Geometry Textbook for weak students

With regard to the comment below, the answer is obvious. Euclid does not

have enough color photographs of famous athletes, tall buildings and

other things that are necessary to engage our student's interest. Just

look at virtually any high school text on the market and you will see a

ratio of about 2 to 1 math to "motivating stuff".

I dont understand why Euclid is not used in schools.

The textbook that replaces Euclid has yet to be written.

"kashford" <mskristenashford@yahoo.com> wrote in message

news:19926173.1125432794452.JavaMail.jakarta@nitrogen.mathforum.org...

> I am teaching in a Oakland, CA where resources are scarce and the math

backgrounds of most students are weak. I am trying to find a suitable

text or handbook to teach a geometry course without proofs.