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Started in Fall 2019, GeT: The News! Is a triennial newsletter meant to deepen bonds and share ideas within the GeT: A Pencil, an inter-institutional support network for instructors of Geometry for Teachers (GeT) courses and high school geometry teachers. Each issue includes news from the GRIP Lab about the GeT Support project as well as featured essays and news from individuals in the community. Check out a summary of our most recent issue below as well as links to view all past issues.
Volume 5 Issue 1
Welcome to the first issue of Volume 5 for the GeT: The News! Download the PDF here.
Amanda Brown opens the issue by sharing information from the September GeT: A Pencil community meeting. She notes that the community has experienced significant activity since the last newsletter, including member participation in conferences at local and national level. These events provide valuable opportunities for community members to share insights, collaborate on projects, and engage in discussions, fostering the expansion of the community. Recent updates from individual community members were shared, as well as the Working Groups.
Laura Pyzdrowski, one of the editors of the upcoming edited GeT: A Pencil volume, reflects about her experiences working on the volume and also shares the current status of the volume.
Cathy Gorini recently published a textbook, Geometry for the Artist (Gorini, 2023), that shows how art can enrich the teaching of geometry. The main topics are symmetry, perspective, fractals, lines and curves, surfaces, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, and topology. In her article she shares some ways to incorporate art into a geometry course.
In this issue’s Getting to Know Community section you have the opportunity to learn more about Martin Flashman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Cal Poly Humboldt, who is an active member of the ESLO Working group.
We hope you enjoy this issue and will consider contributing an essay in the future. We also welcome any feedback about the newsletter: GRIP@umich.edu
We welcome contributions from members of the GeT: A Pencil community! Activities you tried in class, things you observed your students do, reflections on your experience teaching, thoughts on what the GeT course should include . . . any of these and others would be fair game to write about. Consider the length of the articles in this issue as examples of how long your piece could be. To pitch your idea, email us at GRIP@umich.edu.
We hope that you enjoy this issue and will consider contributing an essay in the future (details on pg. 3). We also welcome any feedback about the newsletter: GRIP@umich.edu.
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