Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Father's World printing)
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When Stephanie and Melissa finished Saxon Algebra 1 and started into Saxon Algebra 2 it didnt go well. Wisely, Linda decided to hold off on Algebra 2 and use Geometry by Harold Jacobs instead. After completing this course, they again started Saxon Algebra 2, follwed by Saxon Advanced Math, and did quite well. In fact, Stephanie scored a 30 on her ACT test in math, the highest math score that any of our children attained on the test. Why the turnaround? Was it just an extra year of maturity, or was it the way that Harold Jacobs presented the material that helped math to "gel" in their minds?
This latest edition of Jacobs Geometry preserves all the features that have made his text so popular with educators in the past. Like previous editions, this text stresses logic and deductive reasoning but does not take a "discovery" approach. This is an excellent geometry course with clear explanations of geometric concepts that include practice with proofs (informal and paragraph). The second chapter (six lessons) is appropriately devoted to logic in preparation for constructing proofs. Topics build incrementally and each practice set assumes knowledge gained in previous lessons in order to construct proofs. An appendix containing all presented theorems and postulates is most helpful. Also appreciated are the periodic algebra reviews, which keep students from forgetting these skills as they devote the year to geometry studies. This course is a thorough study of Euclidean geometry but concludes with a single chapter of four lessons that present nonEuclidean geometries. The teachers guide is solely an answer key providing answers to all exercises. The test book contains chapter tests, a midterm, a final, and test answers.
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Category Description for Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding
Show MoreWhen Stephanie and Melissa finished Saxon Algebra 1 and started into Saxon Algebra 2 it didnt go well. Wisely, Linda decided to hold off on Algebra 2 and use Geometry by Harold Jacobs instead. After completing this course, they again started Saxon Algebra 2, follwed by Saxon Advanced Math, and did quite well. In fact, Stephanie scored a 30 on her ACT test in math, the highest math score that any of our children attained on the test. Why the turnaround? Was it just an extra year of maturity, or was it the way that Harold Jacobs presented the material that helped math to "gel" in their minds?
This latest edition of Jacobs Geometry preserves all the features that have made his text so popular with educators in the past. Like previous editions, this text stresses logic and deductive reasoning but does not take a "discovery" approach. This is an excellent geometry course with clear explanations of geometric concepts that include practice with proofs (informal and paragraph). The second chapter (six lessons) is appropriately devoted to logic in preparation for constructing proofs. Topics build incrementally and each practice set assumes knowledge gained in previous lessons in order to construct proofs. An appendix containing all presented theorems and postulates is most helpful. Also appreciated are the periodic algebra reviews, which keep students from forgetting these skills as they devote the year to geometry studies. This course is a thorough study of Euclidean geometry but concludes with a single chapter of four lessons that present nonEuclidean geometries. The teachers guide is solely an answer key providing answers to all exercises. The test book contains chapter tests, a midterm, a final, and test answers.

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Do not include HTML, links, references to other stores, pricing or contact info.My question is about:If your question is about more than one item, click + to add them.Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 23 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreNeed for coop classKelly B on Aug 18, 2017Textbook was chosen by a teacher at my homeschool program. Needed the answer key to correct work.Kim M on Aug 16, 2017to go with student textDiana H on Jun 30, 2017see aboveTori S on Apr 27, 2017I like the Algebra textSheri T on Mar 17, 2017Need it for cocopAmila v on Aug 10, 2016Mother of Divine Grace CurriculumCaroline M on Jul 27, 2016Recommended by Veritas PressCarlee R on Feb 2, 2016To go with the Jacob's Geometry book my son is using. Very good math series.Kathy R on Nov 14, 2015Need for coop classKelly B on Aug 18, 2017required for coopGina R on Aug 18, 2017Textbook was chosen by a teacher at my homeschool program. Needed the answer key to correct work.Kim M on Aug 16, 2017A fine introductory geometry text that works both for home schooling and regular classes. Could be more concise, but the teacher can adapt the material.K P Victor L on Aug 10, 2017to go with student textDiana H on Jun 30, 2017By far the best price!Kim W on Jun 26, 2017see aboveTori S on Apr 27, 2017Good reviews and good price.Dana U on Mar 21, 2017I like the Algebra textSheri T on Mar 17, 2017necessary for my chosen geometry curriculum (based on Cathy Duffy's review)Kristina J on Aug 30, 2016Need it for cocopAmila v on Aug 10, 2016I'm using the text it accompanies to tutor a student this year.Jaime T on Aug 2, 2016Mother of Divine Grace CurriculumCaroline M on Jul 27, 2016This was a great book for my daughter to learn from. It took a bit of time at first for her to get used to the style. The book takes straightforward concepts and delivers them in an abstract way so she couldn't always grasp where the text was trying to take her. But once she got used to it, she took off. Since we started homeschooling several years ago, this was the first time she didn't need my help throughout the course. She did most of it on her own.Noell H on Jul 2, 2016Recommended by Veritas PressCarlee R on Feb 2, 2016requiredLia K on Dec 15, 2015To go with the Jacob's Geometry book my son is using. Very good math series.Kathy R on Nov 14, 2015required for coopGina R on Aug 18, 2017A fine introductory geometry text that works both for home schooling and regular classes. Could be more concise, but the teacher can adapt the material.K P Victor L on Aug 10, 2017By far the best price!Kim W on Jun 26, 2017Good reviews and good price.Dana U on Mar 21, 2017necessary for my chosen geometry curriculum (based on Cathy Duffy's review)Kristina J on Aug 30, 2016I'm using the text it accompanies to tutor a student this year.Jaime T on Aug 2, 2016This was a great book for my daughter to learn from. It took a bit of time at first for her to get used to the style. The book takes straightforward concepts and delivers them in an abstract way so she couldn't always grasp where the text was trying to take her. But once she got used to it, she took off. Since we started homeschooling several years ago, this was the first time she didn't need my help throughout the course. She did most of it on her own.Noell H on Jul 2, 2016requiredLia K on Dec 15, 2015Do I need the Jacob's geo for teachers if I am buying Dr Callahan's DVDs?User on Jun 2, 2016Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Fathers World printing)Ask Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set w/ Printed Teacher Guide, Tests, SyllabusBEST ANSWER: Yes you will need the teacher's book. It is basically the answer/solutions to all the problems in the book. Dr. Callahan's DVD demonstrates some of the main concepts in each lesson and provides guidance as to what problems to assign and how to grade the tests. You don't want to assign every problem, it's too much to do all at once. My son actually taught himself to Chapter 11 by just reading and taking notes. Chapter 11 was the first chapter that overwhelmed him, so I bought Callahan's DVDs to aid in teaching the geometry concepts.
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BEST ANSWER: Yes you will need the teacher's book. It is basically the answer/solutions to all the problems in the book. Dr. Callahan's DVD demonstrates some of the main concepts in each lesson and provides guidance as to what problems to assign and how to grade the tests. You don't want to assign every problem, it's too much to do all at once. My son actually taught himself to Chapter 11 by just reading and taking notes. Chapter 11 was the first chapter that overwhelmed him, so I bought Callahan's DVDs to aid in teaching the geometry concepts. Reply
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 Brenda B on Jun 9, 2016
I found it helpful because it related to the problems in the homework assignments. The DVD's just teach the concepts in the textbook. If you want to know how the problem is worked out, the yes, you need it. The textbook is interesting as far as geometry books go. Reply
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 Christa C on Jun 2, 2016
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I did not purchase the DVDs so can't say. The textbook was so well written and the explanations so thorough I haven't had to do any real teaching. My son just works through the lessons on his own and I proctor tests. This curriculum is wonderful. Reply
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 Ann G on Jun 2, 2016
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Yes! Get the teachers book published by Jacobs . Also, be aware when purchasing the dr Callahan DVDs that there are no tests included. They are a separate purchase. Reply
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 Susan H on Jun 3, 2016
Yes, you do need the Jacobs Geometry textbook as well. The DVD has video instruction helping the student with the lessons in the textbook. Reply
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 KARI K on Jun 3, 2016
Yes, I really recommend it, it is much easier to grade with it. Reply
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 Debbie M on Jun 2, 2016
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