Origami & Math understand about crease patterns, origami itself is the act of folding the paper, which mathematically can be understood If you teach grades K8, then this book may be what you http://www.paperfolding.com/math
Extractions: So, you're interested in origami and mathematics...perhaps you are a high school or K-8 math teacher, or a math student doing a report on the subject, or maybe you've always been interested in both and never made the connection, or maybe you're just curious. Origami really does have many educational benefits . Whether you are a student, a teacher, or just a casual surfer, I have tried my best to answer your questions, so please read on. So exactly how do origami and math relate to each other? The connection with geometry is clear and yet multifaceted; a folded model is both a piece of art and a geometric figure. Just unfold it and take a look! You will see a complex geometric pattern, even if the model you folded was a simple one. A beginning geometry student might want to figure out the types of triangles on the paper. What angles can be seen? What shapes? How did those angles and shapes get there? Did you know that you were folding those angles or shapes during the folding itself? For instance, when you fold the traditional waterbomb base, you have created a crease pattern with eight congruent right triangles. The traditional bird base produces a crease pattern with many more triangles, and every reverse fold (such as the one to create the bird's neck or tail) creates four more! Any basic fold has an associated geometric pattern. Take a squash fold - when you do this fold and look at the crease pattern, you will see that you have bisected an angle, twice! Can you come up with similar relationships between a fold and something you know in geometry? You can get even more ideas from this presentation on
Origami & Paper Folding Resources Cyberfolks Friendly Guided Web Site Tours. origami Sites for Beginners to Enthusiasts. Host. Rich Gray. It is the old meeting the new, the cultured elegance of origami running smack up against the electronic ripple of the Internet. great section on using origami in the classroom to teach such things as geometry and flavor of origami is modular origami, or the art of folding paper to create complex http://www.folksonline.com/folks/hh/tours/1999/origami.htm
Extractions: Origami Sites for Beginners to Enthusiasts Host Rich Gray It is the old meeting the new, the cultured elegance of origami running smack up against the electronic ripple of the Internet. While it may seem odd to some that this delicate art of paper-folding would thrive in the world's largest paperless medium, that's exactly what it's doing. There are numerous sites on the World Wide Web dedicated to origami. They range from simple "look-what-I-did" photo collections to intricate galleries built upon reams of information. So if you're ready to move beyond the crumpled paper-ball stage (makes a mean projectile though, doesn't it?), follow me as we head into the fold. Paper fold, that is. Joseph Wu's Origami Page For sheer beauty and complexity of design, you just can't beat this site. The photo gallery with its Creatures of Myth should give you a pretty clear idea of what can be achieved with origami and a lot of experience. Joseph also provides links to numerous other origami sites, as well as pointing to folding diagrams in several different formats (GIF, PDF, Postscript). A real source of inspiration! The Garden of Origami The Garden of Origami is another great site to start with. A strong Oriental feel runs through this site, from the simple-yet-elegant design to the recurrent theme of origami as philosophy. There are extensive links to folding patterns on the Internet, as well as a great section on using origami in the classroom to teach such things as geometry and Oriental culture. This is a great resource for teachers.
Origami Paper Fun origami paper Fun. Betty L. Daniels. Kindergarten teacher as a reference. teach students how to pronounce the word "origami " tell them that it means "paper folding" in Japanese http://www.smith.edu/fcceas/curriculum/daniels.htm
Extractions: Introduction Course/Grade Level Kindergarten - Grade 3 I was inspired to develop this outline by observing a first grade class in a Japanese elementary classroom folding origami figures, which were then presented to me as a gift. Goal: Objectives Time Allotment Materials Trade Books Bang, Molly. The Paper Crane . New York: Greenwillow Books, 1985. Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako . New York: G. P. Putnams Sons, 1993. Fiarotta, Phyllis, and Noel Fiarotta. Papercrafts Around the World . New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 1996.
Ma Baker's Origami And Paper Folding Web Quest Page Ma Baker's origami and paper folding Web Quest Page. INTRODUCTION. origami is the art of folding paper into decorative objects. The term origami is the Japanese word for folded paper. This project will teach you how to create a fortune teller by folding a square piece of paper http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/wq/origami
Extractions: Ma Baker's Origami and Paper Folding Web Quest Page Origami is the art of folding paper into decorative objects. The term origami is the Japanese word for folded paper . There are about 100 traditional origami figures, most depicting such natural forms as birds, flowers, and fish. An abstract, ceremonial form of origami called noshi, is a pleated paper ornament attache to gifts. Most origami is folded from an uncut square of paper.The most common sizes of square are 6-inches and 10-inches. The preferred paper is thin Japanese paper called washi , but foil-backed wrapping paper, heavy art paper, and typing paper can be used. Origami, like paper, originated in China but flourished in Japan. The purpose of this page is to introduce students to the art of origami and to the various methods of folding paper. Paper folding activities related to geometry help to motivate student interest in mathematics. The process of producing a paper figure allows students to learn to follow directions, to become motivated, to use a visual aide for better understanding of mathematical concepts, and to complete a project through their own perseverance. (*Before you begin add this site to your bookmark list.) To initiate the exploration of paper folding find out some basic facts about the history of origami at
Folding Paper Cranes our site is about cranefolding and the art of origami with a few notes about to fold a paper crane or if you want to teach others how to http://www.sadako.com/howtofold.html
Extractions: HOME How To Fold A Paper Crane While the crane is one of the more advanced origami designs, it can be mastered by most nine-year-olds. Repetition is the key to memorizing all the steps, and the best results come from carefully matching the corners and making the creases sharp. Don't be discouraged if your first few cranes look a little scrunched or lopsided. After you get it right the first time, make five more within the next day, and it will stay with you for a long time. One of the best ways to remember the steps is to teach them to someone else. Now, to begin ... Begin with a square piece of paper ideally one side colored and the other plain. Place the colored side face up on the table. In all diagrams, the shaded part represents the colored side. Go Back to the Start Fold diagonally to form a triangle. Be sure the points line up. Make all creases very sharp. You can even use your thumbnail. Unfold the paper. (important!)
Origami Projects For Teachers Home Teacher Resources Projects For Teachers origami webring is to unite all web pages that have content about the art of origami or paper folding. http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/projects/origami/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Projects For Teachers Origami ... Anne's Origami - Information on MIT's origami mailing list, with archives. Also a list of books she owns, some with pictures and table of contents. Anools-Origami - Overview of the art and a gallery, including some very small models. Castle Gormenghast: Origami - Humorous instructions on how to build a model called "Rabbit style object on geometrical solid." Dave's Origami Emporium - Diagrams of traditional, modular, money, and original designs. Articles, book and software lists, and origami inspired 3D pictures. Edward Crankshaw: Origami - History, poetry, book list, and the 10 commandments of origami. Envelope and Letterfolding - History and diagrams to create envelopes, or fold the letters themselves, so they can be mailed. Fabric Origami Workshop - Introduction, techniques, diagrams and photos, FAQ, magazines that have covered it, and reviews of applicable general origami books.
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Math On The Street: Using Origami To Teach Math Links page on using origami to teach mathematics. They paper folding to develop concepts relating to fractions. Dave Love and Bill Haneberg give a lesson plan that brings geometry, origami http://math.serenevy.net/?page=Origami-TeachingLinks
Origami-Math Bibliography the Pythagorean theorem by John S. Smith; origami as an educational tool by Barbara Syrett; paper folding in schools by Florence Temko; Models to teach by Jennie http://www.merrimack.edu/~thull/omfiles/coet91.html
Extractions: Birmingham, England, October 1991. Edited John Smith. Published by the British Origami Society, 1992. 473 pages. Origami as a second language tool by Carol R. Ball A survey into origami by Eduardo Clemente Using origami in the classroom by Gay Merrill Gross Course in paper-folding, one of Froebel's occupations for children, at home and in the kindergarten by Eleonore Heerwart Paperfolding-plus by Dorothy Kaplan Teaching origami as mathematics by Geoff Laming Paperfolding and education in history by Elsje van de Ploeg From the simple to the complex: a practical guide to origami in school by Lino Ranzato and Vally Valbonesi Paper folding and the Pythagorean theorem by John S. Smith
Toyoko's Origami(Japanese Paper Folding) As the present activity, we fold paper at the meeting We sometimes use handmade Japanese paper in order to I also teach origami as a volunteer to the aged http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~gu7a-hsmt/e-Toyoko1.htm
Extractions: @I also teach Origami as a volunteer to the aged people for the rehabilitation at the day care center of Komazawa Clinic, twice or three times a month. [Miscellaneous Thoughts on the Publication of My Home Page] @Origami is one of the cultural heritages of Japan. We can enjoy making various things from traditional to modern like a dinasour, using square, rectangular or round paper.
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Extractions: Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It literally translates as ori (folding) gami (paper). In Japan, Children learn origami at their mothers' knees. In the West, children are learning it at school. Research has shown that paper-folding, particularly in the elementary school years, is a unique and valuable addition to the curriculum. Origami is not only fun, but it is also a valuable method for developing vital skills. Origami is an example of "schematic learning through repeatable actions". To be successful, the student must watch closely and listen carefully to specific instructions and then carry them out with neatness and accuracy. Here is a case where a student's success is imposed by the activity rather than the teacher. Like group singing, hand games, and dancing, the pleasure comes in recreating the result and sharing it with others. For many students, it engenders a patience that leads pride in one's work, the ability to focus energy, and increased self-esteem. Origami is well-suited to working with a classroom of 30 or more students. In a multi-age setting, paper-folding tends to eliminate the status associated with age differences; the younger children are often in a position to teach the older children, and it provides an activity that works well when teaming different grade levels. Many teachers report that children who do no "star" in other places, are often quick to learn origami and help their classmates master the steps.
Extractions: web hosting domain names email addresses Hi, My intention is to link to as many origami folding instructions as possible to help begineers (as well as for myself) when I wish to look for simple models to teach. Furthermore, I would greatly appreciate if you could inform me of places where there are folding instructions that I could link to.
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Extractions: Origami brings a richness to the educational process. It can help make abstract concepts concrete, and it provides a hands-on experience that enables students to actively participate in the learning process, which increases motivation to learn. Encounter the fundamentals of Origami, including how to teach it and practical curriculum applications on effectively using paper folding for motivational instruction. Cost: $15 - September 25 4:30pm As paper folding becomes accepted and utilized as an educational tool, the logical extension to use it with students and/or patients with physical, cognitive, or emotional barriers has been quick to emerge. Many therapists, educators, counselors and mental health specialists are currently applying aspects of origami in occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy and in their work with learning disabled students, shut-ins and others. This workshop will address techniques, and applications of origami in remedial, therapeutic and special needs environments. Cost: $15
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Extractions: tombo ("dragonfly"). O-Hayo Sensei's Online Great stuff, but not for the fumble-fingered. Fortunately this selection includes several "easy" titles; our advice: don't take it too seriously, just have fun. (BTW, learning to fold a cool origami animal makes a great kakushi-gei (hidden talent) to display at parties.) 3-D Geometric Origami: Modular Polyhedra by Rona Gurkewitz, Bennet Arnstein
Extractions: Origami Painting and paper-craft is the obvious creative activity we teach our children both at home and school, and even indulge in it ourselves, as adults. These activities require its own set of paraphernalia; therefore one needs to plan it a little bit. But there is another lesser-known activity, which can be done anywhere, anytime and is highly creative. That is Origami, the Japanese art and craft of paper-folding. Origami is one of the oldest arts of paper-folding; as ancient as the art of paper-making itself. Over the years, it has gained tremendous popularity worldwide, and devoted practitioners have innovated upon it and taken it to giddying heights. As kids, many of us must have made paper planes and darts and flung them gleefully in the classrooms, but most of us also stopped there. From the basic airplane and crane (the bird) to more complex designs like the Christmas tree and fighter aircraft, Origami has made quantum leaps. The best part about this art is that all it requires is a piece of paper square or rectangle in shape. You can use just about any paper - newspaper, writing paper, photocopy or print paper as long as it is not too thick. Gift wrapping papers, mailers from junk mail, advertising flyers or handbills, and paper-napkins in restaurants can also be put to good use in perfecting the craft. It is a great activity to kill time in the waiting room of a doctors clinic or a hotel lobby or even in the car. Of course, learning Origami calls for abundance of patience and time. The best way to do it is from books. Most Origami books come with step-by-step instructions illustrated through diagrams for guidance. Like knitting, you first need to know how to read the book and understand the symbols. Once that is done, it is not very difficult to follow. The first thing it teaches you is the basic fold. There are different kinds of standard folds, such as the valley fold, mountain fold, petal and rabbit fold.
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