Nobody's perfect, right?
Every book has typos, and here's a list of ones I've caught so far, in the hardcover edition... and if you are the FIRST to catch a typo that is *important enough to be corrected for the next printing*, I'll send you a handwritten thank-you note, a personalized autographed picture (please allow 4-6 weeks for these), and your name will appear on the website! (This contest ONLY applies to the physical book "Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape," not errors found on the website, and you must send the email before March 1st, 2013.)
As people catch typos, I'll post them here, too... so you can check to see if you were the first to find it, and if you qualify for the prize! Be sure to find these in your own copy of the book and handwrite in the corrections so they don't ever confuse you.
...and good luck, detectives!
Email me your typos here BEFORE MARCH 1st 2013!
First edition printing hardcover
p.170 - In #4 of the "Doing the Math" problems, the symbol between the SW and SM segments should be a "not congruent to" symbol, instead of the "not equal to" symbol! (Thanks, Becky!)
p. 276 - For #9 and #14, *technically* the answer "quadrilateral" works for both, in addition to the answers seen in the back of the book. I'll make it obvious in the paperback edition that we don't need the generic answer "quadrilateral," just to be super-clear so nobody thinks they got the wrong answer! (Thanks, Matt!)
p. 386 - Under the "Proof by Contradiction" header, the "not congruent" symbol should be added to the list of symbols. (Thanks, Ben!)
p. 402 - Correction for the answer to #3 under "Chapter 20 p. 351-352" should not have a squared symbol on the units, for the two versions of the answer (8 divided by root pi, and 8pi divided by root pi) - the units should just be "inches" not "inches squared." (Thanks, Emily!)