Northeast IBL Community and Mathematical Art Agains Hate

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:05pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

We hope you had a wonderful summer. Christine von Renesse enjoyed collaborating with the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) Program in Hungary and teachers in Neuruppin, Germany on ideas of inquiry.

In this month's blog, Julian Fleron showcases a powerful piece of mathematical art that he and his students worked on during Spring 2018.

We are facilitating an IBL workshop at Holyoke Community Colleges on August 24th. Contact Ileana Vasu if you would like to join. In the process of working toward a regional IBL community, we are planning a day-long IBL conference at Westfield State University on November 10th. If you are interested in being involved with the regional IBL community, send us an email!

Happy semester start,

Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

p.s. In case you have missed it: our website now allows faculty to create a free account and access teacher materials to some of our books. We are working on completing the teacher materials for all the books. Please have a look and tell us what you think.

We always love having visitors. Let us know if you are interested in visiting us at Westfield, or if you would like to host a traveling IBL workshop.

In this blog, Julian Fleron describes how he uses mathematical art to make his students think about racism, sexism, etc. Together with his students, he created a powerful piece of art to show that how we view each other depends on where we stand.