lewelma Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 My ds will finish AoPS Intro Algebra next month, and I am trying to decide what should be the next book or books in the series. I am not sure that he will like Geometry very much, in fact he has asked to start Intermediate Algebra next. I am wondering if anyone has spread out Geometry over 2 years so that the student can do Counting/Probability and Number Theory at the same time. I was thinking M,T, W Geometry, and Th, F the other books. Is this doable? I can think of 2 possible negatives: 1) If my ds dislikes geometry, it will take him 2 years instead of 1 to get through it, and 2) with so many new concepts, none of them will really sink in because he would spend only 1/2 a week on each. We could also possibly do Counting/Probability and Number theory next year, and then do a 2 year course using Geometry and Intermediate Algebra concurrently. Finally, does the Geometry book do 2 column proofs like I learned in school? Just wondering, because I really disliked them.:tongue_smilie: Suggestions? Ruth in NZ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

snowbeltmom Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 Finally, does the Geometry book do 2 column proofs like I learned in school? Just wondering, because I really disliked them.:tongue_smilie: Suggestions? Ruth in NZ The Geometry book does not do 2 column proofs. Imo, if you are planning on having your child complete the C&P and Number Theory books, I would finish those two books before I started Geometry. Introduction to Geometry is the most challenging of the intro series. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

regentrude Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 My DD did Intro to Geometry after Intro to Algebra. The book has plenty of proofs, but does not prescribe the two column format. She worked on Intermediate Algebra concurrently with geometry (did not start simultaneously, but staggered) I see no reason not to do geometry concurrently with something else. I do not believe that concepts and "sinking in" should be a problem with a program like this. The C&P book is very easy and may be a welcome break from the challenges of geo. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Tattarrattat Posted April 9, 2012 Share Posted April 9, 2012 Finally, does the Geometry book do 2 column proofs like I learned in school? The teacher from DS's AoPS geometry class told the kids that he thought two-column proof was like teaching crutch, and he did not want to see it in students' assignments, message board etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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