Bob Miller's Geometry for the Clueless, 2nd edition

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Date

October 13, 2005

Format

Mixed media product, 160 pages

ISBN

0071459022 / 9780071459020

$

Your Price

14.95



Overview


Main description

An easy-to-use guide that takes the fear out of geometry

Bob Miller’s Geometry for the Clueless tackles a subject more than three million students face every year. Miller acts as a private tutor, painstakingly covering the high school curriculum as well as post secondary courses in geometry.


Table of contents

What is Geometry? Why Should I Take It?
CHAPTER 1
The Basics: Undefined Words, Defined Words, Axioms, and Postulates
CHAPTER 2
The Beginnings of Proofs
CHAPTER 3
Improvement of Reasoning: Statement, Converse,Inverse, Contrapositive; Necessary and Sufficient Conditions; If and Only If
CHAPTER 4
Parallel Lines, Forever Together
CHAPTER 5
Mostly Triangles
CHAPTER 7
Similar Figures and Pythagoras Lives!!!
CHAPTER 8
Quadrilaterals Squarely Done
CHAPTER 9
Interior and Exterior Angles
CHAPTER 10
Areal Search & Securing the Perimeter
CHAPTER 11
Volumes and Surface Areas
CHAPTER 12
Circle I
CHAPTER 13 Lines
(The Straight Kind) and Parabolas I (Not Straight)
CHAPTER 14
Distance Formula, Midpoint Formula, Circle II,and Analytic Geometry Proofs
CHAPTER 15 Functions, Translantions, Stretches, Contractions, and Flips
CHAPTER 16


Author comments

Bob Miller has been a lecturer in Mathematics at City College of New York for more than 28 years.


Back cover copy

Student tested and APPROVED!

If you suffer from math anxiety, Then sign up for private tutoring with Bob Miller!

Do theorems, figures, and angles leave your head spinning?

If so, you are like hundreds of thousands of other students who face math–especially, geometry–with fear.

Luckily, there’s a cure: Bob Miller’s Clueless series!

Like the teacher you always wished you had (but never thought existed), Bob Miller brings a combination of knowledge, empathy, and fun to the often-troubling subject of geometry. He breaks down the learning process in an easy, nontechnical way and builds it up again using his own unique methods. “Basically, the Clueless books are my notes. Exactly the way I teach: friendly, clear . . . with some humor and plenty of emotion!!!

Meant to bridge the gulf between you and geometry, the second edition of Geometry for the Clueless is packed with all of the information you need to conquer geometry. The new edition of this intensive guide gives you:

  • Completely updated to cover new methods and curriculum approaches in geometry
  • Easy-to-grasp methods that make geometry understandable
  • Clear explanations of basic principles make hard problems easy
  • Practice exercises for every topic
  • Bite-sized math portions that fit short study sessions (and short attention spans)
  • PLUS! All new chapters cover: Improvement of Reasoning; Indirect Proofs; Constructions; and sets.

“I am always delighted when a student tells me that he or she hated math... but taking a class with me has made math understandable... even enjoyable." Now it's your turn. Sharpen your #2 pencils and let Bob Miller show you how never to be clueless again!





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