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.
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Benson Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 7:53 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:19926173.1125432794452.JavaMail.email@example.com... > 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.