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Topic: common core geometry proofs
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Howard Levine

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Registered: 8/29/06
common core geometry proofs
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:48 PM
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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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