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Folding Paper in Half 12 Times

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Author:The Historical Society of Pomona Valley
Description: In 2001, a high school junior from California successfully folded a single sheet of paper in half 12 times, dispelling the long-held conventional wisdom of 7 folds as the maximum. See the limiting equation for single and alternate direction folding that teenager Britney Gallivan derived as an extension that grew out of an extra credit assignment for her math class; order Gallivan's booklet: "How to Fold Paper in Half Twelve Times -- An 'Impossible Challenge' solved and explained."

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

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