by John H. Saxon

Publisher:
Saxon Publishers

1^{st} Edition, ©2009, ISBN: **9781600329760**

Curriculum Bundle, 887 pages

Price: $189.85

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John Saxon did not believe that Geometry should be a separate course, but that middle and high school students should be exposed to Geometry in bits and pieces across several years of their math studies. Neither did he seem to think that the traditional core of classical Geometry—Euclidian logic and specifically "two column proofs"—were all that important (there is a lesson on proofs in the Saxon Algebra 2 text, but if you blink, you'll miss it). For years, Saxon Publishers has honored those views.

And for all those years, teachers who wanted or needed a full course have bought a Geometry text from another source (we've often sold Harold Jacobs), depriving the Saxon publisher of a business opportunity and interrupting the instructional flow of students raised on Saxon. So in 2009, Harcourt introduced this text.

Saxon Geometry includes all topics in a normal high school geometry course, presented through the familiar Saxon approach of incremental development and continual cumulative review. The homeschool kit includes the Student Textbook, with 120 Lessons, 12 Investigations, and 15 Labs, the Solutions Manual, with step-by-step solutions to every problem in the book, and the Homeschool Packet, which includes Test Forms and Test Answers.

We have heard some muttering about the text, but nothing substantial except for some complaints about occasional errors in the solutions manual. The publisher recommends it to be used after *Algebra 2, *and as it is a challenging course, drawing on higher level thinking skills, we would concur.

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