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Project origami : activities for exploring mathematics

Author: Thomas Hull
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2006.
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The art and technique of origami provides a surprising range of tools for explaining complicated mathematical concepts. Origami teaches: dividing a length into equal nths, solving cubic equations;  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hull
ISBN: 1568812582 9781568812588
OCLC Number: 61748470
Description: xx, 245 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Folding equilateral triangles in a square --
Dividing a length into equal nths: Fujimoto approximation --
Dividing a length into equal Nths exactly --
Folding a parabola --
Can origami trisect an angle? --
Solving cubic equations --
Folding strips into knots --
Haga's "origamics" --
Folding a butterfly bomb --
Business card modulars --
Five intersecting tetrahedra --
Making origami buckyballs --
Making origami tori --
Modular menger sponge --
Folding and coloring a crane --
Exploring flat vertex folds --
Impossible crease patterns --
Folding a square twist --
Matrix model of flat vertex folds --
Matrix model of 3D vertex folds --
Rigid folds 1: Gaussian curvature --
Rigid folds 2: Spherical trigonometry --
Appendix: Which activities go with which courses?
Responsibility: Thomas Hull.
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