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Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, [] Physical description lxiv, pages: It requires cooperative learning with two or more students working together.

Many of the investigations are carried out in small cooperative groups in which you jointly plan and find solutions with other students. However, you would not want to use the software as a total substitute for a student learning to create constructions with compass and straightedge. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.

Discovering Geometry

Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Describe the connection issue. It is now in its fourth edition, although the hunr is very similar to the third edition. The text continually challenges students to explain why. Lest you view the cooperative learning requirement as a negative, I must tell you that it is one of the features that make it so enjoyable. I geonetry that some form of dynamic geometry software might help compensate if you absolutely cannot find a second student.

Word problems are imaginative, and real-life applications are true-to-life.

It is possible that a parent could function as a second student for some of the activities, but it is more than a bit tricky for a parent to function simultaneously as teacher and student. The fourth edition has added discoovering more exercises that are specifically focused on reasoning and proof skills. Some chapters have been reorganized. In addition to the aforementioned straightedge and compass, students will need a protractor and a ruler.


Amazingly, after completion of the course, all my students actually thought geometry was fun! Mathematical thinking is the goal of this text rather than mere memorization of postulates and theorems. Summary “Discovering Geometry is designed so that you can be actively engaged as you learn geometry.

Assessment resources quizzes and tests are available separately. The first thing ciscovering students encounter in the book is art—geometric art. Some projects using it have been added to the fourth edition. A separate solutions manual shows the steps leading to the answers. Disclosure of Material Connection: In this book you learn by doing.

Browse related items Start at call number: Publication date Title Variation Geometry: They do provide free review copies or online hynt to programs for review purposes. Numerous other items are used to make this a hands-on course, although most of the time their use is optional.

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Skip to search Skip to main content. Paragraph proofs are introduced in chapter two as a means of getting students to organize data and explain their thinking process. Click on prices to verify their accuracy.

You can see an entire chapter online to preview the text, and a free online day trial is also available. Your investigations will lead you to the discovery of geometry properties. It was disdovering designed for classroom use. Among disovering items are drinking straws, interlocking cubes, geometric shapes, geoboards, meter stick, modeling clay, patty paper the lightweight paper used to separate burger pattiestoothpicks, and uncooked spaghetti.

The student textbook notes when and where to access them. Even though two-column proofs are not taught at the beginning of the course, students are applying both inductive and gepmetry reasoning and working with logic and language leading up to the use of two-column proofs.

Additional teacher information is in the fore-matter and at the beginning of each chapter. You need to register at Vimeo first, then click here to rent the videos. Reviews at the end of each chapter consist of about 50 or more problems. In addition, you will gradually learn about proof, a form of reasoning that will help you explain why your discoveries are true, through developing proof group activities and exercises”– Page xv.


SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Fathom Dynamic Data free at http: The fourth edition has increased the number of opportunities to incorporate technology into learning, although use of technology is not absolutely required. In fact work with proofs is probably stronger and more effective than in many other texts. The text moves from the concrete to the abstract—a strategy essential for many students to be able to succeed in geometry.

The author himself teaches the investigations for chapters 3 through Investigations by students help them discover postulates and theorems by inductive reasoning. Students can create numerous constructions quickly on the computer and compare results, whereas it would be too time consuming to do many of them manually.

The art leads students into their first investigations about lines dsicovering shapes. Publishers, authors, and service providers never pay to be reviewed. Parents who are not strong in math might want to have this on hand in case they get stuck.

I used this text twice, each time with groups of three students with widely geomrtry mathematical aptitudes. Paragraph proofs and flowchart proofs are taught from chapters four through twelve, and directed two-column proofs are saved for the last chapter after students have mastered concepts and understand relationships between theorems.