PCMI, Summer 2008
Secondary School Teacher Program

Origami Polyhedra
by Art Mabbott

Art introduced the Sonobe unit which has many applications to origami polyhedra. He demonstrated folding of the unit including opportunities to review geometric vocabulary and concepts. He showed that the same unit could be used to build a variety of models.

Origami Polyhedra [MS Word] [PDF]

Origami Model [GSP]



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