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Topic: didn't like geometry then........so, what now?
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jan 22, 1998 2:39 PM

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Eileen M. Klimick Schoaff

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Re: didn't like geometry then........so, what now?
Posted: Jan 22, 1998 2:39 PM
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First get an attitude adjustment and decide that you really like geometry
because it is really art and architecture and designs and neat stuff. Also,
you live and move in geometry. Geometry does involve proof, but it is much
more than memorizing theorems and proving stuff.

If you have a computer, invest in geometry software. Cabri and Geometer's
Sketchpad seem to be the most popular of the dynamic geometry programs.
Perhaps your school has this software in the mathematics department. You can
get demos on the internet. For me and most of my students, this has made
geometry exciting (yes, I do mean EXCITING!) and they felt exactly as you do --
but they passed it in high school. The theorems were meaningless and forgotten
soon after the year-end exams. Current software makes geometry come alive and
move.

Good luck. Believe me, you really do like geometry, just didn't like your
geometry course.






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