Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Math on a Stick: Fold & Cut

This activity is one I am doing at Math on a Stick at the Minnesota State Fair August 27 & 28, 2015. You can find out more about Kirigami, a paper folding and cutting tradition similar to Origami, and more simple designs for kids to experiment with here.

Below are instructions for simple folding and cutting. One additional thing to look out for is that when children begin to cut away paper to create holes they often just make slits in the paper. A "hole" in this sense is at least two cuts that, when you open the paper, create an empty space.



Malke Rosenfeld delights in creating rich environments in which children and their adults can explore, make, play, and talk math based on their own questions and inclinations. Her upcoming book, Math on the Move: Engaging Students in Whole Body Learning, will be published by Heinemann in Fall 2016.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these Malke. These fit wonderfully in with the first grade geometry standards and I'll be using them for sure!


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