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shellbell77
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Jacobs Geometry Questions

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Hello all!
I was wondering if those who have used Jacobs Geometry could answer a few questions for me?

My son needs a math program that has plenty of regular review with each lesson. He has used CLE (which is similar to Saxon as far as introducing a small concept then having much review in the lesson, it also had basic geometry concepts built in, except for in Algebra 1) from early grade school and is finishing up Algebra 1this year (the newer CLE Algebra 1, not the old based of lifepacs. For Algebra 2 we will be using Saxon).

Does Jacobs have continual review?

Does the answer key have just the answers, or are solutions included?

Any other info that you would like to share to help me see if this will work for my son well?

Thank you for your help!
Blessings,
Michelle
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Re: Jacobs Geometry Questions

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While you wait for families to share their experiences, I thought I'd chime in.
shellbell77 wrote:Does Jacobs have continual review?
There is an algebra review scheduled regularly in Jacobs Geometry, and there is a natural review of the geometry concepts as they build on each other within the different theorums and such.
shellbell77 wrote:Does the answer key have just the answers, or are solutions included?
As for solutions, the description of the Answers book says, "The Answers to Exercises for Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding contains answers to every question in the textbook. The volume also presents further explanations of key concepts and many entries Illustrating the historical significance and little known facts of the subject matter." Geometry is a little different than a typical math course, because of the wordiness in proofs, but as I recall there were some longer and some shorter answers given.

I have gone ahead and copied an example from the Answers book for you, so you can see if this is what you are looking for. Some answers are shorter than this, and some are longer.
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shellbell77 wrote:Any other info that you would like to share to help me see if this will work for my son well?
Just some general thoughts from the MFW office:

Based on feedback from families, we've found that the combination of the narrative style of the text, the info in the Answers book when needed, and the lesson plans from My Father's World work well together. (The Lesson Plans include the recommendation to keep a notebook of definitions, drawings of examples, etc. - and an example of what notes might look like is included at the end of the lesson plans.) Students in grades 9-10 (age 14-15) who have completed Algebra 1 generally succeed following this format. Dr. Jacobs has done such a good job of explaining things in the text that most students are able to read the text and do well on the problem sets. When a student struggles with a concept, it often helps to go back and read through the chapter. The concepts in the program build upon each other so review is automatically built in.

If you purchase the Geometry package from My Father's World and are having trouble with a specific concept or problem, you may call or email our office for help. Include the book title, page number, problem number, and a phone number to reach you. Our math specialist will call you back and assist you.

We also have a 90 day return policy so you could purchase the book for review over the summer.
shellbell77
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Re: Jacobs Geometry Questions

Unread post by shellbell77 »

Thank you very much Julie very much for getting back to me.

I am glad to hear that there is some algebra review included, as well as reviewing previous geometry concepts. I do understand how it does build upon itself and that helps as far as review.

I did read the description of the Answer key, I should have said that. I am sorry. I used another geometry program for my older child. Thankfully I really enjoy math and just having the answer is usually OK, but there were a few times when there was a problem that we needed a little help with and that was the time that there was no solution, just an answer, which would be frustrating (which I also found odd, as I think the more difficult problems is where one would want to show the solution, and maybe not so much the easier problems, if solutions were going to be left out), so that is where my question was coming from. I know that geometry program will not work for this child, so that is the main reason I am looking for something else, but not having solutions for all problems, is just something I've learned to look into.

I appreciate knowing that if we do get stuck and the answer key does not help, that you are willing to. And thank you for letting me know of your return policy. I look forward to reviewing the book and hoping it will be a great match for my child. :)

Blessings,
Michelle
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