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Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest in geometry. From getting started with geometry basics to making friends with lines and angles, you'll be proving triangles congruent, calculating circumference, using formulas, and serving up pi in no time. Geometry is a subject full of mathematical richness and beauty. But it's a subject that bewilders many students because it's so unlike the math they've done before - it requires the use of deductive logic in formal proofs. If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around what that even means, you've come to the right place! Inside, you'll find out how a proof's chain of logic works and even discover some secrets for getting past rough spots along the way.

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Mark Ryan

A graduate of Brown University and the University of Wisconsin LawSchool, Mark Ryan has been teaching math for over 12 years. He runsthe Math Center in Winnetka, Illinois, where he teaches high schoolmath courses and a workshop for parents based on his book, The 10Habits of Highly Successful Math Students. In high school, he twicescored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT, and he not onlyknows mathematics, he has a gift for explaining it in plainEnglish. You'll enjoy his down-to-earth style, his humor, and his manyuseful math tips and shortcuts that will enable you to DO THE MATH. Atournament backgammon player and an avid skier and tennis player, helives in Chicago.

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