Ask Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set w/ Printed Teacher Guide, Tests, Syllabus
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Jacobs' math courses Elementary Algebra and Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding are known for their clear explanations and strong, collegeprep math. However, they've lacked the depth of teacher support (complete solutions manuals and teaching videos) available for other courses, making them less userfriendly for homeschoolers. The Ask Dr. Callahan series ends that! Each set of DVDs provides approximately 12 hours of lesson lectures that parallel the respective texts. Concepts are illustrated and problems (similar to those in the text) are worked on a white or black board behind the lecturer. There is an occasional use of illustrative videos which provides a break from the teaching environment. Solutions for assignment problems are not worked on the DVDs. The general feel of these DVDs is unscripted and casual rather than slickly professional. Dr. Dale Callahan is the instructor for the Geometry DVDs. The Algebra course is taught by Cassidy Callahan. In addition to the support offered to confused students by the DVDs themselves, there is more. Both courses are supported online via email answers (askdrcallahan.com) and the website also has a support page that answers common questions and is constantly expanding. One interesting aspect of the Geometry DVDs is the parallel that is drawn with logic arguments which occasionally include examples of biblical apologetics. Some basic equipment is required to complete the geometry constructions in that course. We'll be adding a set soon that includes this equipment: a compass, 6" ruler, 180 degree protractor, 45 degree triangle, 60 degree triangle, automatic pencil, eraser and spare leads.
Both DVD sets include a Teacher's Guide that includes a course syllabus, a test grading guide and grade sheets (either in printed, bound form or as pdf files that can be printed at home). The Geometry material provides an alternate testing option utilizing problems from the text, making the test book optional.~ Janice
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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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Show MoreJacobs' math courses Elementary Algebra and Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding are known for their clear explanations and strong, collegeprep math. However, they've lacked the depth of teacher support (complete solutions manuals and teaching videos) available for other courses, making them less userfriendly for homeschoolers. The Ask Dr. Callahan series ends that! Each set of DVDs provides approximately 12 hours of lesson lectures that parallel the respective texts. Concepts are illustrated and problems (similar to those in the text) are worked on a white or black board behind the lecturer. There is an occasional use of illustrative videos which provides a break from the teaching environment. Solutions for assignment problems are not worked on the DVDs. The general feel of these DVDs is unscripted and casual rather than slickly professional. Dr. Dale Callahan is the instructor for the Geometry DVDs. The Algebra course is taught by Cassidy Callahan. In addition to the support offered to confused students by the DVDs themselves, there is more. Both courses are supported online via email answers (askdrcallahan.com) and the website also has a support page that answers common questions and is constantly expanding. One interesting aspect of the Geometry DVDs is the parallel that is drawn with logic arguments which occasionally include examples of biblical apologetics. Some basic equipment is required to complete the geometry constructions in that course. We'll be adding a set soon that includes this equipment: a compass, 6" ruler, 180 degree protractor, 45 degree triangle, 60 degree triangle, automatic pencil, eraser and spare leads.
Both DVD sets include a Teacher's Guide that includes a course syllabus, a test grading guide and grade sheets (either in printed, bound form or as pdf files that can be printed at home). The Geometry material provides an alternate testing option utilizing problems from the text, making the test book optional.~ Janice
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 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 20 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreExcellent curriculumTracie C on Feb 14, 2017Seemed to fit well with my son's learning style and was recommended by Cathy Duffy.SUSAN L on Jan 11, 2016for my studentStacey T on Sep 30, 2015Excellent curriculumTracie C on Feb 14, 2017The actual textbook has very few examples and by Chap 10, my girl was struggling to learn by herself. I couldn't help very much and needed more support. I am hoping this DVD set will provide it.Tom W on Jan 6, 2017Seemed to fit well with my son's learning style and was recommended by Cathy Duffy.SUSAN L on Jan 11, 2016Very clear, detailed teaching. Helpful in understanding the material.Olga K on Nov 10, 2015for my studentStacey T on Sep 30, 2015The actual textbook has very few examples and by Chap 10, my girl was struggling to learn by herself. I couldn't help very much and needed more support. I am hoping this DVD set will provide it.Tom W on Jan 6, 2017Very clear, detailed teaching. Helpful in understanding the material.Olga K on Nov 10, 2015Would this be all I need to teach my student Geometry or would I need text books as well?A shopper on Jan 14, 2016Ask Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set w/ Printed Teacher Guide, Tests, SyllabusAsk Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set with PDF TeacherBEST ANSWER: The DVD is only supplemental and not a complete course. I had only the textbook and the supplemental DVD set was very helpful. Their support via website is also prompt and helpful.
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BEST ANSWER: The DVD is only supplemental and not a complete course. I had only the textbook and the supplemental DVD set was very helpful. Their support via website is also prompt and helpful. Reply
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 Corylynn H on Jan 14, 2016
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You will need the student textbook. The DVD's are helpful, but they do not provide full teaching. We use the DVD's as a supplement after I teach the lesson from the textbook. Reply
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 Suzanne H on Jan 19, 2016
This program is meant to be used with Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd Edition, by Harold R. Jacobs. You will need the textbook, test bank and answer keys. Reply
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 Cassie M on Jan 14, 2016
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You need the Jacobs Geometry third edition textbook. They sell it on Rainbow Resource, but I found a used copy for a better price elsewhere. Reply
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 Sharon P on Jan 14, 2016
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You would need the Jacobs Geometry book as well. The DVD's and syllabi are centered around the Harold Jacobs Geometry book. Reply
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 Donna M on Jan 14, 2016
I would not teach this course without the Jacob's Geometry textbook and the solutions manual. Reply
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You will also need to purchase the text book and the solution to text questions. Reply
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The DVD is great, but you definitely need the Geometry textbook as well. Reply
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Vote for the best answer above!Do I need the Jacob's geo for teachers if I am buying Dr Callahan's DVDs?User on Jun 2, 2016Ask Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set w/ Printed Teacher Guide, Tests, SyllabusGeometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Fathers World printing)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
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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Vote for the best answer above!is the teacher guide offered by Dr. Callahan the same as the guide offered by Jacob's geometry? What is the difference? Do they both include solutions to the textbook?A shopper on Jan 23, 2016BEST ANSWER: I had the very same questions. They are NOT the same. The solutions are not in Dr. Callahan's teacher's guide for geometry. To get the solutions, you will need to get ANSWERS TO EXERCISES FOR GEOMETRY: SEEING, DOING, UNDERSTANDING (Third Ed.). Reply
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 SUSAN L on Jan 23, 2016
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Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Fathers World printing)BEST ANSWER: I had the very same questions. They are NOT the same. The solutions are not in Dr. Callahan's teacher's guide for geometry. To get the solutions, you will need to get ANSWERS TO EXERCISES FOR GEOMETRY: SEEING, DOING, UNDERSTANDING (Third Ed.). Reply
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Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Fathers World printing)Vote for the best answer above! 
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