Thursday, August 25, 2011
Origami Twirling Bird: Points, Edges, Turns, Poetry and Poses
It seems like math is popping up everywhere these days. Like today:
"I want to make an Origami paper crane like V. gave me," she proclaimed. V. is a new friend, about ten years old, whom she met recently. They have a lot in common, including a passionate penchant for constructing things.
Unfortunately, paper cranes are not the easiest to start with, so I found this Origami Twirling Bird at a website I've used for one of the Math in Your Feet Family Night stations. Immediately I found myself using math words and concepts as we worked to follow the folding directions.