Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Text Third Edition (My Father's World printing)

Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Text Third Edition (My Father's World printing)

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ISBN: 9781619991095
Grades: 9-12

When Stephanie and Melissa finished Saxon Algebra 1 and started into Saxon Algebra 2 it didn't 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 non-Euclidean geometries. The "teacher's guide" is solely an answer key providing answers to all exercises. The test book contains chapter tests, a mid-term, a final, and test answers. Please note: instructional content of this version including answers is mostly identical to the content of the older, out-of-print version published by W. H. Freeman & Co.


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Hoping this is an easy to follow geometry book, fingers crossed!
emily s on Sep 13, 2019
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Sadie M on Oct 17, 2018
Hoping this is an easy to follow geometry book, fingers crossed!
emily s on Sep 13, 2019
Private Christian School
Steve B on Aug 7, 2019
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Sadie M on Oct 17, 2018
Best Price!
Heather S on Sep 19, 2018
Teacher recommended
Lori N on Aug 15, 2018
teaching a class, like his method of teaching
Lorrie H on Jul 30, 2018
My daughter is a visual learner...thought this would be a great fit.
Vicky C on Jan 12, 2018
Recommended by curriculum provider as best geometry curriculum available.
Kathy H on Oct 27, 2017
Needed for a Geometry Class
Erin E on Aug 10, 2017
After viewing this textbook in person I felt it was the best fit for teaching my rising 9th grader and two other students geometry. Reviews indicate that it is a thorough text and user-friendly.
Susie C on Jul 5, 2017
Saw recommendations on facebook page
Diana H on Jun 30, 2017
On Clearance.
Alexandria L on Jun 27, 2017
By far the best price!
Kim W on Jun 26, 2017
My daughter is taking the online class through Veritas Press that requires this text book.
Tori S on Apr 27, 2017
Good reviews and good price.
Dana U on Mar 21, 2017
I like the Algebra text.
Sheri T on Mar 17, 2017
Great aid for the main curriculum
Tracie C on Feb 14, 2017
I have heard good things about Jacob's Geometry but its not always easy to find or affordable. So we decided to finally commit. Yay!
George T on Dec 29, 2016
Many good reviews! I have had a hard time getting a geometry curriculum that I have liked.
Randall S on Aug 16, 2016
recommended to me
Ken T on Aug 16, 2016
Need it for co-cop
Amila v on Aug 10, 2016
It was highly recommended by a trusted and experienced homeshooling family.
Candice on Jul 29, 2016
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User on Jul 27, 2016
It was recommended; and I have viewed previews of this book that look promising. I was disappointed with the geometry version of an electronic curriculum that I had used for years and opted to try this instead.
Laura B on Feb 23, 2016
Recommended by Veritas Press
Carlee R on Feb 2, 2016
Seemed like the perfect "go along" with the student book since math is not my "strong suit".
SUSAN L on Jan 11, 2016
required text
Lia K on Dec 15, 2015
Private Christian School
Steve B on Aug 7, 2019
Best Price!
Heather S on Sep 19, 2018
There seems to be multiple versions of Harold Jacobs Geometry 3rd Edition from different publishers. What are the differences between them?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2018
Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Text Third Edition (My Father's World printing)
Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Text Third Edition (My Father's World printing)
Geometry Text 3rd Edition (Jacobs)
Geometry Text 3rd Edition (Jacobs)
BEST ANSWER: You are correct. The current publisher is Master Books but the course was also recently published by My Father's World. Prior to that the course was published by Freeman. The instructional content has remained the same throughout the publisher moves. However, the covers and internal graphics have changed. There has also been changes in the location of support material - teacher's, tests, answer keys. In the Master Books version the Teacher Guide includes a weekly lesson schedule with space to record the due date and grade, chapter tests, mid-term and final exam, and test answer keys. The Teacher Guide also includes reference pages that include a glossary, formulas, and postulates & theorems as presented by chapter. The Solutions Manual offers solutions (not just answers) for all exercises in each chapter, as well as chapter reviews and midterm and final review.
Is there a solution manual available?
A shopper on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It is this item:

The title should read:
Answers to Exercises for Geometry Seeing, Doing, Understanding.

Although this is a solutions manual I have felt that some of the solutions are just answers and do not offer enough of an explanation.

I highly recommend purchasing the entire Callahan system available through Rainbow if the parent is not already great at geometry. That does all the teaching and they offer additional, personalized solutions if needed.

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Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Father's World printing)
Geometry: Seeing, Doing and Understanding Teacher Third Edition (My Father's World printing)
Ask Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set w/ Printed Teacher Guide, Tests, Syllabus
Ask Dr. Callahan Geometry DVD Set w/ Printed Teacher Guide, Tests, Syllabus
How many problems are in each lesson?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lessons are broken into 3 sets of problems. The first 2 have around 20-30 each, and the third one is a puzzle question. We started the year doing one set together in class, and the second as a graded invidual assignment. Now we just do the one set as homework.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very easy to read and very well organized
December 21, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
if only all textbooks were this good!
My son and I are really enjoying this geometry textbook. It is easy to understand and logically organized into lessons that can easily be covered in a day and build upon each other in a sequental manner. It's possible to solve all problems, even the most difficult ones, based on the information presented in each lesson and the three sets of problems that follow each lesson allow students and/or their parents to choose the difficulty level best suited to the students' needs and abilities. In the first problem set, the problems gradually increase in difficulty to help students who are having trouble understanding the concepts presented while the other two sets challenge students who grasp the concepts easily and are likely to be bored by the "baby steps" of the first set. The humor and real world problems throughout the textbook really help make geometry fun and relevant. I was disappointed to see that this edition will no longer offered at Rainbow Resources as it offers excellent coverage of high school geometry for $30 less (when purchased with the test bank and solutions guide) than the newer edition. I would strongly recommend that one purchase the solutions guide with this textbook as the textbook only contains answers to a few problems (not even every other problem). We've found the test bank to be quite useful but one could probably substitute the chapter review questions (the answers to which can be found in the solutions guide) for the tests given in it if necessary. I prefer not to do so as the chapter review provides my son an opportunity to review the material covered before taking the chapter test.
March 3, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
I teach in a home school cooperative where I have used Jacobs Geometry - both 2nd and 3rd edition - for the past six years (I also use Jacobs Elementary Algebra) I LOVE the Jacobs approachit emphasizes understanding rather than just method Many opportunities exist for students to challenge themselves rather than just drill The book is neatly divided into lessons which are a day�s worth of work each (some effort has to be made to choose homework problems as it�s unreasonable to ask any student to do all the problems for each lesson)
February 24, 2005

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