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Chalkdust geometry: new vs. traditional?

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For Algebra I this year, I have been using the DVDs produced by Chalkdust ("starring" Dana Mosley) and the Larson elementary algebra text, and I have been *very* pleased with both. BTW: these are now published by Cengage (who I understand bought out most of Houghton Mifflin's texts). [A quick side plug: I bought these through http://www.buyallbooks.com -- they went the extra mile for me in looking for the new isbn's as I had the poor timing of trying to buy these during the changeover last year.]


Now I am looking into geometry. The Chalkdust web site lists two recommended books:


, by Daniel Alexander and Geralyn Koeberlein (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007)


Geometry, An Integrated Approach,
by Larson, Roland, Laurie Boswell, and Lee Stiff (D.C. Heath and Company, 1995)

The Mathematically Correct website does not have geometry text reviews (that I could find, anyway). The Larson text did not get good reviews on Amazon, although I take text reviews there with a grain of salt. The titles of the DVDs that I could find (using isbn's I found on this board) seem to go with the Alexander text.


So, I'm leaning towards the Alexander text but wondered if anyone here had any more information/suggestions.

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If you are looking for the inexpensive HM-label DVDs (as opposed to the Chalkdust label ones), then I think you will probably have to go with the "new" Alexander text. I spent many weeks searching the net for the DVDs that go with the "traditional" Larson geometry text (which I already own), to no avail. :(


The Alexander text also had terrible Amazon reviews, IIRC, but several WTMers posted that the text doesn't matter much because everything is explained so well on the DVDs.



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