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Do you suffer from math anxiety? Do theorems, figures, and angles leave your head spinning? If so, you are like hundereds of thousands of other sutdents who face mathespecially, geometrywith fear.
Luckily, there is a cure: Bob Miller's Clueless series!
Like the teacher you always wished you had (but never thought existed), Bob Miller brings a combinatin 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 ntes. Exactly the way I teach: friendly, clear...with some humore and plenty of emotion!"
Meant to bridge the gulf between the student, the textbook, and the teacher, Geometry for the Clueless is packed with all the information you need to conquer geometry. This intensive study guide gives you:
- Anxiety-reducing features on every page
- Easy-to-grasp methods that make geometry understandable
- Full explanations of basic principles to make hard problems easy
- Quick tips for solving difficult problems
- Bite-sized math portions that fit short study sessions (and short attention spans)
"I am always delighted when a student tells me that he or she hated math...but taking a class with me has made math understandble...even enjoyable," says Bob. Now it's your turn. Sharpen your #2 pencils, and let Bob Miller show you how to never be clueless again!
An easy-to-use guide that takes the fear out of geometry
Bob Millers 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.
About the Author
Bob Miller (East Brunswick, NJ) has been a lecturer in Mathematics at City College of New York, a branch of the City University of New York, for more than twenty-eight years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basics: Undefined Words, Some Defined Words, Axioms, and Postulates.
Chapter 2: The Beginnings of Proofs.
Chapter 3: Parallel Lines, Forever Together.
Chapter 4: Mostly Triangles.
Chapter 5: Secrets of Proving Triangles Congruent.
Chapter 6: Similar Figures and Pythagoras Lives!!!!
Chapter 7: Quadrilaterals Squarely Done.
Chapter 8: Interior and Exterior Angles.
Chapter 9: Areal Search and Securing the Perimeter.
Chapter 10: Volumes and Surface Areas.
Chapter 11: Circle One.
Chapter 12: Lines (the Straight Kind) and Parabolas (not Straight).
Chapter 13: Distance Formula, Midpoint, Circle Two, and Analytic Geometry Proofs.
Chapter 14: Functions, Translations, Stretches, Contractions, Flips.
Chapter 15: Parabolas II, Ellipses, and Hyperbolas.
Chapter 16: Right and Not S right-angle Trig, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines.
Chapter 17: Miscellaneous: Locus, Parallel Lines, Larger and Smaller Sides and Angles.
Chapter 18: Always-Sometimes-Never Questions.