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Doesn't Address the Problem Students Face
on January 18, 2009
This is a solid well written book that does a good job explaining the ideas of introductory geometry. But that's not the problem facing my students, which is organization of concepts and developing a structure on which to hang that knowledge. I have parents buy this book thinking it makes geometry easier which it doesn't. I also don't think some of the topics are laid out very well. A fact is presented on one page then you have to turn the page for the sketch. I've seen the tutor book the other teacher/reviewer mentioned and that book is much more visual and effectively gives students learning and memory tools. Mr. Ryan's book is definitely one of the good "Dummies" books in that the author knows his subject and is a good writer. But for the high school kids I teach, understanding's not the problem.