Making Geometry Accessible to All

Making Geometry Accessible To All

Geometry is a very natural fit to making, since its roots were in the practical creation of everything from physical objects to navigation. It also lends itself to 3D printed models and puzzles. Authors of the recently published Make: Geometry, Joan and Rich have created an open-source repository of 3D printable geometry models, as well as lesson plans for teachers of the visually impaired. We will discuss our design philosophy and approach and give some practical hints on developing good models to demonstrate math and science concepts.

Joan Horvath & Rich Cameron

Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron are the co-founders of Nonscriptum LLC, a consulting and training partnership focused on 3D printing and open-source technologies. Since 2015, Joan and Rich have collaborated on eight books (most recently “MAKE: Geometry”) and many LinkedIn Learning courses. They also have taught many educators how to get started with 3D printing and use the technology effectively in their classrooms. Joan is a recovering rocket scientist and alumna of MIT and UCLA, and Rich is a RepRap 3D printer innovator whose designs include the RepRap Wallace and Deezmaker Bukito.

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