User login


Paperfolding Polyhedrons


Source Institutions

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Add to listGo to activity
Paperfolding Polyhedrons

In this activity (on pages 55-66 of PDF), learners fold paper into origami shapes and then combine several identical shapes into a three-dimensional structure. There are clear, colorful photographic step-by-step instructions on how to fold the small shapes and how to assemble them into larger figures. There are also URLs for several origami websites and several recommended origami books.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Origami paper: 4” x 4” or 6” x 6” squares, ½” x 12” strips (for stars)
  • Sample of complete origami constructions: a cube, an octahedron, an icosahedron, lucky stars, etc.
  • Origami diagrams: Modular Polyhedron and Lucky Star diagrams attached to this activity.

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
      • Solid Geometry
    • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2008

Share


User Lists


This resource is part of these lists: