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Alan
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Teacher looking for a good geometry textbook
Posted:
Jul 7, 2001 9:55 PM


Hi, I am going to be teaching a class of home schoolers geometry. I am looking for recommendations on a "good geometry book" to use. The book should be targeted for honors students or college level. My perspective on what makes a good book is one that rigorously covers Euclidian geometry with the major emphasis on formal proof. I have no problems with books that use real world examples and hands on explorations, but the ones that I have seen that go this direction do so at the expense of how much time they can devote to perusing formal proof. Also we have no computers in the classroom.
One book I have seen a description of on the web is "Essentials of Geometry for College Students" by Lial, Steffensen & Johnson. Has anyone used this book and would like to comment??
Thanks for any help! Alan Sagan
PS: Currently we are using Barbara Pool’s college algebra text and I am just ecstatic with how this book is working out.



