Lynette Long, Ph.D. - All books by this author
Painless Series - All books in this series
The author demonstrates how solving geometric problems amounts to fitting parts together to solve interesting puzzles. Students discover relationships that exist between parallel and perpendicular lines; analyze the characteristics of distinct shapes such as circles, quadrilaterals, and triangles; and learn how geometric principles can solve real-world problems. Titles in Barron’s Painless Series are written especially for middle school and high school students who are having a difficult time with a specific subject. In many cases, a student is confused by the subject’s complexity and details. Still other students simply finds a subject uninteresting, an attitude that usually results in lower grades. Painless titles offer informal, student-friendly approaches to each subject, emphasizing interesting details, supplementing the text with amusing insights, and outlining potential pitfalls clearly and step by step. Students begin to understand how disparate details all fit together to form a clear picture. Timelines, ideas for interesting projects, and “Brain Tickler” quizzes in many of these titles help to take the pain out of study and improve each student’s grades.
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Praise for the previous edition
”It is easy to locate any concept or theorem in geometry. The chapter arrangement of grouping by shape aids in quickly finding specific solutions to problems. … It provides teachers and parents extra illustrations and problems for students. It allows parents to quickly brush up on concepts. … The book’s strength are the clear explanations, the illustrations, and the comprehensive look into many geometric concepts. My conclusion is that Painless Geometry lives up to its title and is a worthwhile addition for parent, student or teacher.”
Dan Huitger, Guardian Angels School, Mathematics, September 2003
Paperback / 320 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2009