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"Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:05 am
by Edwin Corrie
I recently came across this rather interesting PDF all about demonstrating mathematical concepts through paperfolding:

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgu ... olding.pdf

Re: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:35 pm
by Edwin Corrie
I've just discovered the original version of this, which can be seen and downloaded here:

http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED108963.pdf

The date of publication is 1975. The other version is much clearer, but this one has the publication information.

Re: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:38 pm
by Edwin Corrie
This is pure coincidence, but I've just found the same book here (for the third time in one day), if anyone wants to buy an actual hard copy:

http://www.tarquingroup.com/product.php?SKU_Code=2045

OK, I'll try to stop replying to my own posts now...

Re: "Mathematics through paper folding" by Alton T. Olson

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:44 am
by Nick
Edwin Corrie wrote:OK, I'll try to stop replying to my own posts now...
No no, keep going, it makes the forum seem a lot busier ;)

As you kinow Tarquin have published some superb books including the classic by David Mitchell, still apparently in print

http://www.tarquingroup.com/product.php?SKU_Code=435