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

14 Useful Sites on Paper Folding Instructions and Origami Tutorials

Origami is the art of paper folding which originated in Japan in the 17th century. It  is now very popular even outside Japan. The term comes from the Japanese word ori meaning “folding” and gami (kami) meaning “paper.”

origami tutorials

There is a rich connection between origami and mathematics (read Origamics: Mathematical Explorations Through Paper Folding). Learning the art could be fun and rewarding at the same time. For teachers, it is one of the ways of integrating practical work in teaching mathematics. 

If you want to learn about origami, the sites below contain general information about origami and other paper folding techniques including kirigami.  » Read more