Age: High School, 10th – 12th
Jacobs Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding
From the Publisher: Harold Jacobs’ Geometry has been an authoritative standard for years, with nearly one million students having learned geometry principles through the text. Now revised with a daily schedule, the text is adaptable for either classroom or homeschool use. With the use of innovative discussions, cartoons, anecdotes, and vivid exercises, students will not only learn but will also find their interest growing with each lesson. The full-color student book focuses on guided discovery to help students develop geometric awareness. Geometry is all around us. Prepare to understand its dynamic influence so much better!
Why WinterPromise Loves Jacobs Geometry!
Here are the reasons why WinterPromise recommends Jacobs Geometry for High School students above many others!
- Introduces concepts and ideas with engaging stories, comics & illustrations. Math can be very dry especially at more advanced levels like High School math. This program does a great job of introducing each lesson with a story or illustration. Throughout the resource there are full-color illustrations to not only introduce the idea but to illustrate the idea further and teach. This goes a long way to help teach math in an engaging way.
- Shows real life applications and examples of advanced math concepts. Jacobs Geometry consistently shows the student how the math you are learning represents the world around them. This is done with engaging illustrations as stated above but the use of them is the key. An example would be on page 112, a complex folding chair is represented and the following is said: “When this chair is closed up, the angles of the braces between its legs change in size. No matter whether the chair is open or closed, however, the way in which these angles are related to one another never changes.” This makes math applicable to their lives which helps make learning math more accessible.
Jacobs Geometry not only teaches the right content but works just as hard in how it is taught. Through an engaging writing style and full-color illustrations that applies the math to real life this program teaches Geometry the best way possible. We highly recommend this program!
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