GeT: A Pencil

GeT: A Pencil

An inter-institutional community of instructors teaching the Geometry for Teachers course


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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.


Winter 2022

Volume 3 Issue 2

Welcome to the Winter 2022 issue of GeT: The News! Download the PDF. This issue opens with a reflection from Pat Herbst regarding what the GeT: A Pencil community has accomplished, especially during the past two years, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, Steve Boyce shares about some recent work happening within the Transformations Group, reflecting on his experiences teaching about symmetry and mutuality, especially the role Adinkra symbols have played in this teaching. Teaching GeT working group presents a narrative of a course student learning outcome #7. Michael Weiss presents two parts of his three part article “What can we learn from an assessment item about constructing perpendicular bisectors?” The Community Spotlight features longtime Get:A Pencil community member Sharon Vestal. Julia St. Goar and Nathaniel Miller share updates on Transformations and Teaching GeT working groups. Also included in this newsletter is some exciting news regarding several GeT: A Pencil members and upcoming seminars.

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

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:


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Past Issues

Volume 3

Fall 2021

Issue 1

Volume 2

Spring 2021

Issue 3

Winter 2021

Issue 2

Fall 2020

Issue 1

Volume 1

Spring 2020

Issue 3

Winter 2020

Issue 2

Fall 2019

Issue 1