Angles and Answers: Origami and Math
Students reinforce their knowledge of geometry and recognize attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes through an examination of selected geometric-themed works from the museum. Concepts are applied as students create original origami figures in the shape of a ladybug and a box during the videoconference.
- Introduction on meaning and history of origami.
- Discuss how origami relates to math (polygons, angles, etc), as do other types of art.
- View selected museum art works and discuss the mathematical symbolism.
- First origami project - students fold ladybugs.
- Time permitting, view/discuss additional works of art.
- Second origami project - students fold boxes.
- Name and identify geometric vocabulary.
- Use technology to communicate and process information.
- Apply concepts of geometry to create art.
- Identify a variety of shapes and angles.