So am I but supposedly at the upper division university level. One
of the more familiar models for Euclidean geometry is the Cartesian plane
and, since the axioms are categorical, analytic proof is equivalent to
synthetic proof and sometimes easier if not as mathematically pretty, a
fact I learned (and used) as a sophomore in high school. Many of the
students in my class this quarter (probably the weakest I've ever had)
don't have the algebra skills to even solve specific problems with the
coefficients rigged to be easy and too many hints given. How they
survived calculus (were given for credit calculus is probably a more
appropriate way of putting it) is anybody's guess but the basic problem
is not a guess; too many years of educational malfeasance at least at
grading time (including my own).

Wayne

At 10:32 AM 5/29/2013, Robert Hansen wrote:

On May 29, 2013, at 1:15 PM,
Richard Strausz
<
Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote:

Bob, I'm teaching
geometry.

Richard

Well, then I guess you can blame the students for not knowing enough
algebra to answer your questions.

Bob Hansen