Re: [MathWithoutBorders] Geometry recommended problems
- Thank you so much. That is a great help.
From: David Chandler <davidchaler@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:41:04 PM
Subject: Re: [MathWithoutBorders] Geometry recommended problems
On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 9:06 PM, oliver <albertalawrences@...> wrote:I just ordered the Geometry program and was wondering there are recommended problems for it, like there are for Algebra. I found that so helpful!
The Central section of each chapter is designed to be worked through like a workbook, the student doing all problems. I would also recommend doing all problems in the review sections. The Project sections are designed as buffer. When the text is used in a regular classroom the class is given the assignment to finish a chapter by a certain date. Everyone does the Central and Review, and those who finish early work on Project problems. If your student is mathematically talented, I highly recommend doing as many of the Project problems as possible. These are the best problems in the book and require the student to work creatively with, and extend, the topics introduced in the chapter. If your student is struggling, the Project problems can be skipped over. 2.5 to 3 weeks per chapter would be appropriate, but you can adjust this a little to fit your schedule. The "Extension" sections on the DVD are to cover the specific topics required in the California State Standards that were not covered in the text. (The text predates the invention of the State Standards.) They are good topics, but if you will not be subjected to those standards through mandated testing, you can use your judgment whether you want to spend the extra time on them.