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Geometry or Trig first?

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From: Rick (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Apr 09, 1998 at 17:29:33
Subject: Re: Geometry or Trig first?

I have a slightly different take from Pat's on this subject. While there are 
elements in Geometry that are needed for Trig, it may be that your daughter could 
get these with a little help from a teacher prior to taking the Trig course.

I have a question for you, however. What is the rush? There are some great topics 
in most Geometry courses today that students need to be encouraged to look at. 
Graph theory, visualization, and logic are all important items that can be 
introduced and/or developed in geometry. There just isn't a reason (from a math 
perspective) to rush to do more and more faster and faster, to end up at the same 
spot just a bit later. 

Good luck!


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