Friday, October 7, 2011

Supporting 'Math Values in a Rich Context' / Origami as Math

I see a lot of geometry in origami but have always wondered what other math you can find in this kind of paper folding. 

Here is what Maria Drujkova had to say about origami during a recent blog post about the activities in her Natural Math Club:

Origami has the same values as mathematics, such as precision, modular reasoning (“bird base” as a group of folds), attention to detail, modeling, algorithmic thinking… Thus origami can be used to support math values in a rich context. The same goes for music.

I love the idea of supporting math values 'in a rich context.'  I love even just the idea of a 'rich context.'  I think all learning should happen in such a place.  Onward.


Thanks for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!


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