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The Homeschool Diner's Guide toHomeschooling by SubjectGeometry for Homeschoolersby Julie Shepherd knapp, copyright 2006Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding (3rd Edition) by Harold Jacobs -- written in light conversational tones, appeals to visual-spatial learners and those who need to understand the big picture, not a good choice for students who just want to be shown how to work problems. The 2nd Edition, titled simply Geometry, is still widely used, as well -- many appreciate the more discovery-based approach. The 2nd edition is used in the Teaching Company video series (below). High School Level: Geometry -- a DVD lecture series from the Teaching Company. Award-winning teacher, James Noggle, of Pendleton Heights High School, Pendleton, Indiana, takes students thru a high school level course. Course uses the book Geometry by Harold Jacobs (2nd edition). TabletClass Geometry -- course composed of downloadable white board lessons where the teacher narrates as he explains concepts, shows how to solve problems, including proofs. Includes practice problems, class notes and review, and tests -- with answer keys showing solutions to answers. Very easy to use, a personable teacher with a pleasant voice. Clear, well-presented. Chalk Dust Geometry -- video/DVD lessons with a textbook and solutions manual, online samples of the video available Aleks Geometry -- online math program, self-paced, when a student can complete 4 problems on a topic they are allowed to move on, inexpensive monthly subscription, free 48-hour trial EPGY Honors Geometry -- a Stanford online distance learning course for gifted students, students must qualify to apply Key Curriculum Press Exploring Geometry -- several textbooks that incorporate use of The Geometer's Sketchpad software, plus many supplements and manipulatives, especially Patty Paper Geometry, which can be used to supplement any geometry program Life of Fred Geometry -- two of a series of math books written by a retired math teacher. Who says learning algebra has to be tedious? These books are very charming, written in a conversational tone, with just a touch of dry humor. The name comes from the main character in the series, Fred, who learns about each book's topics thru practical, everyday experiences. All of these books are complete courses, with plenty of problems to work. Great for the math phobic, for those needing review, or as a complete course in Algebra. Explore the website to learn more and see sample pages. GeoGebra -- a free software tool to plot and solve geometry problemsAoP Introduction to Geometry -- a high calibre course that includes online lessons and interactive virtual classrooms, uses Introduction to Geometry book by Richard Rusczyk Saxon Advanced Mathematics -- "... interweaves concepts from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, discrete mathematics, and analysis for a fully integrated understanding of advanced mathematics to help students prepare for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT..." Euclid's Elements -- a free online text, illustrated with geometry appletsGeometry in Art & Architecture -- free online course from Dartmouth College explores topics chronologically, following threads of Art, Mathematics, and Architecture, from Egypt to the present Non-Euclid Geometry -- free software, online tutorials and exercises in Hyperbolic Geometry, which is concerned with "curved" space "... plays an important role in Einstein's General theory of Relativity... has many applications within the field of Topology..." Bronowski on Pythagoras' Theorem -- an philosophical lookDimentions -- free online, nine chapters of videos (two hours of geometry) that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Slow-moving, but amazing graphics and an intriguing sound track. Click on Tour/Guide for description of each chapter Related IssuesThe Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics an old cartoon directed by Chuck Jones (of Bugs Bunny fame ;-) National Repository of Online Classes: AP -- free, self-study, online AP courses in science, math, and history Math's Hidden Woman -- about Sophie Germain, an 18th-century woman who pretended to be a man in order to study advanced math |

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