Origami Math Lessons

June 10th, 2012

Daniel Meyer and Jeanine Meyer have a beautiful and extensive web page on using origami to teach mathematics. The course is supported by classroo m lessons found in the AIMS publication Paper Square Geometry: The Mathematics of Origami , which forms the nucleus of the course. Barbara's Blog; Image Gallery; Contact Perfect for all projects featured in the book, Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom. Listed below are developed lesson plans for teachers to use to incorporate origami into the classroom. Most of the early lessons deal with introductory math and origami concepts to build Lesson Plans. Format: lesson plan (grade 3 Mathematics) By Robin Ward. Lesson Plan (Outline): Hands-on geomtry proofs using $1-Origmai.

Origami Math Lessons

  • Partly based on ideas from: “Unfolding mathematics with Unit Origami”, by Betsy Franco.
  • This activity has students making paper folds to make a cube.
  • During the process of folding, each quadrilateral will be identified and attributes will be listed.
  • Course Title: Mathematics of Origami: Paper Square Geometry Grades 6 and up Instructor Submit a lesson plan and four samples of student work from this activity.
  • The word is Japanese, literally meaning to fold (oru) paper (kami).
  • Origami – the Japanese art of paper folding.

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