Roses, Origami and Math

Roses, Origami and Math

by Toshikazu Kawasaki
     
 

With an innovative and exciting approach to paper craft, ROSES, ORIGAMI & MATH stretches this ancient art to the limits. Designed for the classroom, this book uses advanced paper folding theory to reveal fundamental mathematical problems.

ROSES, ORIGAMI & MATH is divided into three sections with increasing degrees of difficulty:

The first chapter focuses

Overview

With an innovative and exciting approach to paper craft, ROSES, ORIGAMI & MATH stretches this ancient art to the limits. Designed for the classroom, this book uses advanced paper folding theory to reveal fundamental mathematical problems.

ROSES, ORIGAMI & MATH is divided into three sections with increasing degrees of difficulty:

The first chapter focuses on blocks and is designed to help the reader understand symmetry. Once mastered, solving the mathematical questions of origami should be easier. From the simple blocks, cherry blossoms, small houses, churches, and even a Greek temple can be created.

The second chapter goes on to explain techniques such as twist folding and stereoscopic twist folding that are used for making roses and are the basis for flat folding and crystal folding.

Finally, in the third chapter Kawasaki introduces the mathematics of origami. He explains it as an element of geometry that most readers learned in junior high school. Each section has exercises to help the reader better understand the mathematics of origami.

Included in ROSES, ORIGAMI & MATH are instructions for creating the author's masterpiece, the Kawasaki Rose Series. Fully illustrated with clear, step-by-step instructions, this book is fun and filled with useful techniques for mathematics education and for the ambitious layman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784889961843
Publisher:
Japan Publications Trading
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Origami Classroom Boxed Sets Ser.
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Toshikazu Kawasaki is an origami mathematician. He is the world's first Doctor of Origami. He is known for the folding theory of planes and higher-dimensional folding styles as well as for creating the Kawasaki Rose series. He teaches mathematics at Sasebo technical high school.

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