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College Geometry: A Discovery Approach (2nd Edition)

College Geometry: A Discovery Approach (2nd Edition)
Author: David Kay
ISBN 13: 9780321046246
ISBN 10: 321046242
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-11-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 561
List Price: $116.60

College Geometry is an approachable text, covering both Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometry. This text is directed at the one semester course at the college level, for both pure mathematics majors and prospective teachers. A primary focus is on student participation, which is promoted in two ways: (1) Each section of the book contains one or two units, called Moments for Discovery, that use drawing, computational, or reasoning experiments to guide students to an often surprising conclusion related to section concepts; and (2) More than 650 problems were carefully designed to maintain student interest.


An introductory text for students majoring in mathematics or for education majors seeking teacher certification in secondary school mathematics. For students who are education majors, material develops mathematical concepts along traditional lines and includes problems and examples from current secondary school texts. This second edition incorporates experiments with the software , adds new problems and a high school geometry review, and adds treatment of three-dimensional geometry. Kay is affiliated with the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)