Inquiry Mathematics in Origami
Professional Learning Session with Jarrad Strain (Cardijn College)
Thursday 19 th November 2020 4:30pm – 5:30pm (new post lockdown date to be advised)
MASA Office, 80 Payneham Road, Stepney
$30inc GST ($25 inc GST MASA Members)
Modular Origami is a paperfolding technique that creates paper modules that connect to make larger and complex structures. It is a fun and colourful way for students to explore a range of mathematical concepts while employing creative thinking. There are a range of objects that we create using modular origami that can be used to explore concepts from simple platonic solids and tessellations through trigonometry, sequences/series, combinatorics and networks and then beyond schooling in Group Theory and Topology. This session will offer Mathematics teachers from Year 5 – 12, a range of ideas to start students in a mathematical inquiry.
During the session we will work together to create a range of different origami modules and connect them together to build shapes. Along this journey we will look at where the points for inquiry may arise and how we will provide the paper to create with. Participants may benefit from bringing an internet connected device (laptop or iPad) to explore some GeoGebra options connected to this activity.
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