Synopses & Reviews
The easiest way to solve the hardest problems! Geometry's extensive use of figures and visual calculations make its word problems especially difficult to solve. This book picks up where most textbooks leave off, making techniques for solving problems easy to grasp and offering many illustrative examples to make learning easy. Each yearmore than two million students take high school or remedial geometry courses. Geometry word problems are abstract and especially hard to solve--this guide offers detailed, easy-to-follow solution procedures. Emphasizes the mechanics of problem-solving. Includes worked-out problems and a 50-question self-test with answers.
Synopsis
Word problems?? No problem!! Be prepared for the word-problem section of your test! With this easy-to-use pocket guide, solving word problems in geometry becomes almost fun. This anxiety-quelling guide helps you get ready for those daunting word problems, one step at a time. The fully explained examples show you how easy it can be to translate word problems into solvable geometric formulas--and get the answers right! You have complete directions for solving problems that involve extensive use of figures, visual calculations, and more. There's no geometry word problem too rough for How to Solve Word Problems in Geometry!
About the Author
Dawn Sova, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University. She holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and English, as well as a doctorate in English Literature. She serves as faculty advisor for courses offered through the Thomas Edison State College Distance Independent Adult Learning Program, and has worked as a consultant to several school districts in creating math and verbal SAT review curricula.
Table of Contents
Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles.
Deductive Reasoning.
Parallel Lines and Planes.
Congruent Triangles.
Quadrilaterals.
Inequalities in Geometry.
Similar Polygons.
Right Triangles.
Circles.
Areas of Polygons and Circles.
Volumes of Solids.
Miscellaneous Problem Drill.