Ted Talk: Robert Lang on the Mathematics and Magic of Origami

In the previous post, I have shared to you sites about origami or paper folding.  Aside from these resources, I have also posted several examples of using it in the classroom. Several of these examples are introduction to the notion of proof, and getting the square root and cube root of a number. In addition, I have also shared a video using mathematics of origami to fold  gift wraps minimizing wastage.

Rober Lang: Origami Artist

But origami is a lot more than the things you have read above. Today, the art is already used as a model for airbags and telescope in space. There is even a research for  using it in devices that will be used in heart surgery.  » Read more

Changing Education Paradigms

This presentation discusses the past and current problems of the system of education, which I believe are true in most countries, and the efforts to uplift it.  I agree with most of the arguments in this presentation especially the part where, some of the time, formal education diminishes divergent thinking of learners.  With the way the teachers teach in our country, I think this is quite true.

What do you think about the presentation? I would love to hear your opinions.

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