ERIC Number: ED108963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Through Paper Folding.
Olson, Alton T.
This booklet is a revised edition of Donovan Johnson's "Paper Folding for the Mathematics Class" (ED 077 711). It begins with directions for folding basic constructions such as as a straight line, the line perpendicular to a given line passing through a given point, and the bisector of an angle. Subsequent chapters cover concepts related to reflections, circle relationships, star and polygon constructions, symmetry, conic sections, algebra by paper folding, polygons constructed by typing paper knots, and recreations such as the Mobius strip and pop-up dodecahedra. Appendices list theorems that can be demonstrated by paper folding and display large-scale figures related to some constructions. (SD)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Geometric Concepts, Instruction, Laboratory Procedures, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: See ED 077 711 for earlier edition