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Geometry [Hardcover]

Harold R. Jacobs
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December 1986 071671745X 978-0716717454 2nd Revised edition
Jacobs' highly successful, distinctive text was revised on the basis of users' comments and ten years of classroom experience - perfecting an already acclaimed approach to teaching geometry. "...the book concentrates on making the formal treatment of geometry both attractive and accessible..." The Mathematical Gazette Supplements: Teacher's Guide/Test Masters/Transparency Masters

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Format:Hardcover
A very clear, very entertaining textbook for a high-school course on geometry.
This book introduces logical proofs right at the beginning; you may have some difficulty convincing your kids or yourself that you need to work out all these silly logic puzzles in order to begin studying geometry, but you do.
From there on, the book is a sheer joy to read, full of interesting and tricky problems, clear explanations, and of course those famous B.C. and Peanuts clips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worked every problem May 14 2002
Format:Hardcover
I have no experience with other geometry books--although I did use the Schaum book and other "outline" help books early in the school year as a reference. Actually Jacobs was easier to use than the "outline" help books. Many problems skate close to calculus (limits are introduced) and analytic geometry. Some problems are quite nearly elegant. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Geometry Book Feb. 6 2002
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Format:Hardcover
A good geometry book for high school students. It teaches everything one needs to know about basic euclidean geometry with intuitive lessons and clear explinations of all the content. One thing to note though is that you need a strong understanding of the algerbraic principals of equality, and the fact that the teachers edition is very hard to come by.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jacobs sugar-coats the process of rigorous proof! Sept. 22 1999
Format:Hardcover
I really enjoyed reading this text. This book is very sensitive to students who are encountering proof for the first time. Jacobs does a great job in building the subject. His motivations and also the humor in text is what makes this book so enjoyable to read. What's more amazing is that he still maintains all the rigor that is critical for advance studies in mathematics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite high school geometry text March 17 1998
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Format:Hardcover
Jacobs is a great teacher and he has written a book that contains much of the essence of that teaching. He presents the material well, with entertaining hooks and careful exposition. There's a good mix of approaches (transformational, intuitive, and rigorous) and a good mix of problems (easy, medium, hard, a few really hard). It's the best balanced of all the geometry texts I've seen. The one drawback is that it doesn't respond to modern trends of using more discovery-based inductive approaches, or using tools like Geometer's Sketchpad or Cabri. Michael Serra's _Discovering Geometry_ is a good source of problems and activities if you wish to supplement your course with this sort of thing.
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