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Geometry for Homeschoolers

by Julie Shepherd knapp, copyright 2006

Geometry: 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 problems

AoP 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 applets

Geometry 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 look

Dimentions -- 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 Issues
The 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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