Japanese Temple Geometry – Quick History

I am attaching the article that I use in class.  My students read parts of it before we start these problems.  I was just going to link to it but for some reason it is surprisingly hard to find online.  I’m glad I have a copy – here it is:

SangakuHistory.pdf

The author of the article – Tony Rothman – also has a book called “Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry” that covers Sangaku and can be found here:

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8646.html

I will write about the pedagogy a different day – but if you are interested in these problems I wanted to share the article above.

 

Cheers!

-B

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