If we have a lot of students in high school geometry who are at level 1, does it not make sense to tell them the truth, namely, you are not ready yet to study formal geometry, so take theis watered down remedial course you should have had in 7th grade and learn to identify names and shapes. Teaching a junior high course and telling students they are taking high school gemoetry, and even more , telling the collgeges they have succeeded at that course, seems to be dishonest to everyone involved. If they are not ready, let us teach a course that will ge tthem ready, but let us call it "getting ready to study geometry" instead of calling it geometry. Yes, I know it is geometry they are studying, but how much can they really know about geometry if they do not have at least a crude basis in proof to supprot their knowledge?
John Benson Evanston Township High School 1600 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL 60204 708-328-8019 Math is the second most exciting thing