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Let's Review: Geometry [Paperback]

Lawrence S. Leff M.S.

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Sept. 1 2012 0764140698 978-0764140693
This classroom text presents a detailed review of all topics prescribed as part of the high school curriculum. Separate chapters analyze and explain: the language of geometry; parallel lines and polygons; congruent triangles and inequalities; special quadrilaterals and coordinates; similarity (including ratio and proportion, and proving products equal); right triangles and trigonometry; circles and angle measurement; transformation geometry; locus and coordinates; and working in space (an introduction to solid geometry). Each chapter includes practice exercises with answers provided at the back of the book.

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An ideal companion to high school geometry textbooks, this volume covers all topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents for the new Geometry exam.

For Students:
  • Easy-to-read topic summaries
  • Step-by-step demonstration examples
  • Review of all required Geometry topics
  • Hundreds of exercises with answers for practice and review
  • Glossary of Geometry terms
  • In-depth Regents exam preparation, including problems similar to those you'll find on the actual Regents exam

    For Teachers:
  • A valuable lesson-planning aid
  • A helpful source of practice and test questions

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    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written Complete and Way Way Too Long for My Students Nov. 24 2008
    By Jim Andrews - Published on Amazon.com
    This is a well presented review of geometry and for students preparing for a comprehensive final or the New York State Regent's Exam, it is good to see the practice exam in the back. But this book is too long. If I could get a student to read this book, I could get them to read our text the way it should be read.

    Here's the problem. Kids flunk geometry because they won't take the time to learn, much less understand, the language of geometry (definitions, theorems, postulates). For help in learning and understanding what high school (and junior college) students need to learn to be successful, I recommend Tutor in a Book's Geometry. (And for Algebra 1, Garlic Press' Books 1 and 2).

    For the SAT's there are only 14 geometry problems so the Barron's geometry section in its SAT Review book is best.

    It just seems to me, that as good a job as Leff does with his Geometry review, no student that I have had who had the discipline to read through all this material, would need to read it to begin with. I do think Leff did a fine job in presenting a comprehensive review for test preparation, especially for a student who as we say in education, "didn't hear the music the first time". But either a dedicated parent or a tutor would have to continuously monitor the student's progress or I doubt very much that the average student will even bother to read it. Unmotivated students need more visuals and encouragement and graphic organizers (TIB's Geometry has all of that).
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Good Explanations but Plenty of Errors Jan. 17 2012
    By LJ - Published on Amazon.com
    Although the author does a good job of explaining key concepts in geometry, trying to work out some of the practice problems can be frustrating. Like many other exam guides, this one could use a good round of editing. You struggle with problems for a long time only to finally realize that there is an error in the problem itself. This would be a good book if someone had gone back through, made sure the problems were free of errors, and *then* published it.
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars I liked it and I hated it March 27 2013
    By Leonard S. Joesten - Published on Amazon.com
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    I liked it because I successfully self-taught myself geometry by reading every word and number in the book. The chapters are well organized and thorough. I hated all the errors that other reviewers mentioned. I counted them as I studied the book. I counted 70 errors. The errors included wrong number and letters, incorrectly labelled charts, and wrong answers. The errors increased through the book. The first error is on page 57. The last page of the answer sheet has 8 errors. It seems like the proofreader became sloppier as the book progressed, giving up entirely on the last few chapters. Overall geometry information rates this book a 5. Errors rate a 1. Average is 3. People who rated this 5 probably only reviewed parts of the book they needed to brush up on. This book is like a bad relationship. I learned a lot from the experience, but I wouldn't do it again.
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Used it last year, scored well above 90 on the Regents July 7 2010
    By Nabeed Zaman - Published on Amazon.com
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    This review book might be a little too comprehensive for last minute review, but it works well as a supplement to the class. Some students find certain concepts to be difficult to grasp at first take, so this book provides good all around exposure through examples and Regents-level practice questions. I used this book to prepare for the June '09 Geometry Regents (the first administration of the exam after the transition from Math A/B) and scored well above 90 on the exam. Would not recommend it for last month review, but would rather purchase it some time early in the year to help thoroughly review topics one by one, taking a more systematic approach as the exam gets closer and closer.
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but not for the faint of heart. Can't beat the price, normally $13.95 in stores Sept. 13 2011
    By NYDrummer429 - Published on Amazon.com
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    I am a high school Geometry teacher in New York and I bought it knowing how difficult the questions in the book can be. The blue Barron's books have always way more difficult than they should be but since I teach honors and wanted some more challenging questions, this was a good resource.

    YOU CAN NOT BEAT THE PRICE!!! This item costs $13.95 at local brick and mortar stores so to get this for $7.15, it's a steal.

    Just please don't think that this is a solid study book for your average high school geometry student. It will go far over their head. But for me and the reason I need it, it's very good.

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