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Name: jennifer m butler
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Date: Around 1995


Question:
I was wondering if someone could suggest a good book, reference, or lesson plan on non-Euclidean geometry for honors tenth graders?


Replies:
Good question. I remember that I once set about looking for such a book. I think that I had graduated from college at the time. It was not until much later, after I got by graduate degree, that I began to understand the subject.

Much work has been done since, and there are many new insights. A book that was recommended to me, which I have but have not yet read, is "Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension" by Rucker, It is a Dover book, so relatively (pun) cheap.

jlu


You might try Journey into Geometries by Marta Sved which is published by the Mathematical Association of America. It costs $21.00 (Paper bound). It can be read at several levels because it contains carefully selected problems, many which would be challenging to college students. On the other end of the spectrum, it is based on standard beginning geometry and is VERY lively to read.

chaffer



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