Dec
01
2009

## Nice motivator, Holt.

By Scott

The Holt Geometry book starts every section with some “real world” application of the topic.

Its a bad book.

*EDIT: I’ll revise my comments from earlier this year. Its an OK book. In writing classes a common piece of advice is “show, don’t tell.” The Holt Geometry book, along with many others, fail in this regard. It does nothing for a student to read in chapter 1 that a^2+b^2=c^2. The Pythagorean theorem is a result of a long logical flow of geometric arguments. (and still, the inane “Who uses this?” motivators make me want to defenestrate somebody)* -2010.05.04