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Making geometry come alive! : student activities & teacher notes

Author: Alfred S Posamentier
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, 2000.
Series: Math assessment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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All the basics of geometry in a motivating new format, from Ptolemy to Napoleon, from the Arbelos to the billiard table!

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred S Posamentier
ISBN: 0761975985 9780761975984 0761975993 9780761975991
OCLC Number: 43474664
Description: xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Constructions. Constructing Segments. Constructing Radical Lengths. Trisecting a Circle. Trisecting an Angle. Constructing a Pentagon. Constructing Triangles --
Ch. 2. Problems of Antiquity. The Pythagorean Theorem. The Golden Rectangle. The Golden Triangle. The Arbelos --
Ch. 3. Post-Euclidean Theorems. Ptolemy's Theorem. Ceva's Theorem. Stewart's Theorem. Simson's Theorem. Napoleon's Theorem --
Ch. 4. Non-Euclidean Geometry. Taxicab Geometry. Transformational Geometry --
Symmetry. Projective Geometry. Spherical Geometry --
Ch. 5. Solid Geometry. This Wraps It Up. Regular Polyhedra. Cavalieri's Principle. The Jolly Green Giant? --
Ch. 6. Geometric Applications. Mathematics on a Billiard Table. Bypassing an Inaccessible Region. The Inaccessible Angle. Minimizing Distances. Problem Solving --
A Reverse Strategy --
Ch. 7. Geometric Puzzlers. Geometric Fallacies. The Nine-Point Circle. Equicircles. More Equicircles. Locus Methods --
Resource A. List of Activities and the NCTM Standards Addressed by Each.
Series Title: Math assessment series.
Responsibility: Alfred S. Posamentier.
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