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    Textbook Suggestion

    Hi,
    I start student teaching in August. I will be teaching High School Geometry. Given that it has been 9 years since I took geometry does anyone have a suggestion for a good textbook that I could use to refresh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by diddledabble View Post
    Hi,
    I start student teaching in August. I will be teaching High School Geometry. Given that it has been 9 years since I took geometry does anyone have a suggestion for a good textbook that I could use to refresh?
    The only good textbooks I know are in french, but, if you went through university maths to complete your diploma, I think only flipping a few pages in the textbook you will be using (that will probably be given before the year starts, at the same time with the course program) will be enough to refresh the whole ball of wax.

    I don't think high school geometry can be permanently forgotten, especially if you majored in maths.

    I have this book at home and it is wonderful, although in french: Livre Mathematiques mise a niveau - J. Lapointe, M. Sainte-Marie - - Librairie Eyrolles
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    Quote Originally Posted by diddledabble View Post
    Hi,
    I start student teaching in August. I will be teaching High School Geometry. Given that it has been 9 years since I took geometry does anyone have a suggestion for a good textbook that I could use to refresh?
    I'd use the text that your students will use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    I'd use the text that your students will use.
    You should know more than you are going to teach should you not?

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    I agree

    I definitely know more geometry in general than the high school level students. But my issue is that college level geometry was extremely different from what I remember in high school. It has been almost 10 years or so since I took high school geometry. That is why I am trying to find a book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diddledabble View Post
    I definitely know more geometry in general than the high school level students. But my issue is that college level geometry was extremely different from what I remember in high school. It has been almost 10 years or so since I took high school geometry. That is why I am trying to find a book.
    You know, I always remember the bully in sixth grade as big and tough. I was at a school re-union recently and the bully was there. He was small and weak. I laughed.

    The moral of the story ....

    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    I'd use the text that your students will use.
    Good advice.
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    The school won't know which book until the first day of classes. I need something I can you for personal use before then. That is what I am looking for just a good text that I can use to refresh my skills, not teach out of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diddledabble View Post
    The school won't know which book until the first day of classes. I need something I can you for personal use before then. That is what I am looking for just a good text that I can use to refresh my skills, not teach out of.
    In that case, you will not be able to plan lessons on the assumption that students will have a copy of the textbook ..... I'd suggest that this is probably a bigger thing for you to be thinking about and planning for ....

    Go to the syllabus documents and review what material the students have to learn. Then go to a library and find books that cover that meterial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diddledabble View Post
    The school won't know which book until the first day of classes. I need something I can you for personal use before then. That is what I am looking for just a good text that I can use to refresh my skills, not teach out of.
    ... then I'd be looking/asking for curriculum documents, scope and sequence, etc. from your cooperating teacher.

    Any recent high school geometry text should be ok for review.
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