SYMMETRY FOR ALL
MAA minicourse offered by George Baloglou at the January 2003
(Thursday 1/16/03 1-3 PM and Saturday 1/18/03 1-3 PM)
We offer an elementary, strictly geometrical approach to wallpaper patterns.
Two-colored patterns provide opportunities for both mathematical exploration
and artistic creativity, while compositions of isometries are investigated in
the context of multi-colored tilings. This low-tech minicourse parallels a
general education course developed at SUNY Oswego over the last ten years.
Participants will actually go through the group-work labs that introduce new
topics in class and will receive additional materials sufficient for creating
a similar course elsewhere.