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Teaching mathematical thinking through origami

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Author:Daniel Meyer, Cornell University; Jeanine Meyer, Pace University
Description: A paper that offers general and specific strategies for using activities based on origami to invoke mathematical thinking. With background on origami, including its development and critical aspects of practice in the United States; how origami can relate to the current goals of K-12 mathematical education; general strategies that can be applied to any origami model; and a variety of models. Examples include a variety of different computer-based techniques that middle and high school students can use to produce supporting materials for teaching.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry
Math Ed Topics: Manipulatives

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