Sangaku is the Japanese word for unique, wooden,
mathematical tablets created during the Edo period
(1603-1867) in Japan - a period when all Western
influences were shunned. In short, they involved
some seriously crazy math problems which equally
crazy math geeks (albeit honourable ancient
Japanese samurai-type math geeks) worked on and
challenged each other with. Think The Last Samurai
meets A Beautiful Mind and crossed with sudoku.
This jewelry is beautiful!
Wooden Block Math Kit
…my future child will have this…
“Let math be engaging and fun with this Tree Blocks math set. Establish measurement and arithmetic skills the way the Greeks and Egyptians did while getting a hands on understanding of the metric system. Great for Children 3 to 14 years of age. This kit includes: a beautiful log ruler and stand and 66 Tree Blocks 24-1cm, 12-2cm, 8-3cm, 6-4cm, 5-5cm, 4-6cm, 3-8cm, 2-10cm and 2-12cm. Also comes with special dice, a cotton twill sack and an activity deck”
I think this is one of my favorite math inspired pictures yet…
…it’s simple yet beautiful…