Paper Folding: Art and Mathematics
Josefina C. Fonacier, et. al.
ISBN 971-570-087-X
Published by the NISMED
March 2000

No of Pages: 53


This resource introduces or applies geometry in a setting that is less formal and more visual and tactile and hence, more interesting and learnable for secondary students and teachers. Lessons in paper folding, or origami, provide the learners with experiences to create and manipulate basic geometric shapes in the hope that, in the process, they discover relationships.  Every activity is well illustrated and is followed by a discussion, an explanation for why the paper folding activity works, and a section on “Further Discussion and Problems.”