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Akayuure, Peter; Asiedu-Addo, S. K.; Alebna, Victor – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
Whereas origami is said to have pedagogical benefits in geometry education, research is inclusive about its effect on spatial ability and geometric knowledge among preservice teachers. The study investigated the effect of origami instruction on these aspects using pretest posttest quasi-experiment design. The experimental group consisted of 52…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Spatial Ability, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Wares, Arsalan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
The purpose of this classroom note is to provide an example of how a simple origami box can be used to explore important concepts of geometry and calculus. This article describes how an origami box can be folded, then it goes on to describe how its volume and surface area can be calculated. Finally, it describes how the box could be folded to…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Wiles, Peter – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2013
Reasoning is central to what Cuoco, Goldenberg, and Mark refer to as mathematical "habits of mind" (1996). "Reasoning is an integral part of doing mathematics. Students should enter the middle grades with the view that mathematics involves examining patterns and noting regularities, making conjectures about possible generalizations,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Manipulative Materials
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DeYoung, Mary J. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2009
This article describes how to make an origami paper box and explores the algebra, geometry, and other mathematics that unfolds. A set of origami steps that transforms the paper into an open box can hold mathematical surprises for both students and teachers. An origami lesson can engage students in an open-ended exploration of the relationship…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Algebra
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Georgeson, Joseph – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
Students enjoy origami and like making everything from paper cranes to footballs out of small, colorful squares of paper. They can invent their own shapes and are intrigued by the polyhedrons that they can construct. Paper folding is fun, but where is the math? Unless teachers develop lessons that address mathematical objectives, origami could be…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Experiential Learning
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Sibona, Christopher; Pourreza, Saba; Hill, Stephen – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Scrum is a popular project management model for iterative delivery of software that subscribes to Agile principles. This paper describes an origami active learning exercise to teach the principles of Scrum in management information systems courses. The exercise shows students how Agile methods respond to changes in requirements during project…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Computer Software, Active Learning, Learning Activities
Canadas, Maria; Molina, Marta; Gallardo, Sandra; Martinez-Santaolalla, Manuel; Penas, Maria – Mathematics Teaching, 2010
Making constructions with paper is called "origami" and is considered an art. The objective for many fans of origami is to design new figures never constructed before. From the point of view of mathematics education, origami is an interesting didactic activity. In this article, the authors propose to help High School students understand new…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Plane Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
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Dan, A.; Reiner, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Distance learning is expanding rapidly, fueled by the novel technologies for shared recorded teaching sessions on the Web. Here, we ask whether 3D stereoscopic (3DS) virtual learning environment teaching sessions are more compelling than typical two-dimensional (2D) video sessions and whether this type of teaching results in superior learning. The…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment
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Makar, Katie; Allmond, Sue – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
Children have limited exposure to statistical concepts and processes, yet researchers have highlighted multiple benefits of experiences in which they design and/or engage informally with statistical modelling. A study was conducted with a classroom in which students developed and utilised data-based models to respond to the inquiry question,…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematical Models, Prediction, Statistical Distributions
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Sharp, Duncan – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
Intermediary metabolism can be a complex area to study due to the inherent modularity of the catabolic biochemical processes. This article outlines a novel, cost-effective, and universally applicable teaching activity to enhance students understanding of the inter-relationship between the key processes of intermediary metabolism. A simple origami…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Metabolism, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
Sze, Susan – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to explain how origami can be used to foster life and academic skills in struggling students in rural schools. At-risk students often lack the social, behavioral, study, self-management, academic and life skills to face their daily challenges. This paper describes: (1) benefits of origami and its integration into…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Rural Schools, Student Diversity, Special Education
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Boakes, Norma J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
Within the study of geometry in the middle school curriculum is the natural development of students' spatial visualization, the ability to visualize two- and three-dimensional objects. The national mathematics standards call specifically for the development of such skills through hands-on experiences. A commonly accepted method is through the…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Visualization, Spatial Ability, Geometric Concepts
Burte, Heather; Gardony, Aaron L.; Hutton, Allyson; Taylor, Holly A. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Spatial thinking skills positively relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outcomes, but spatial training is largely absent in elementary school. Elementary school is a time when children develop foundational cognitive skills that will support STEM learning throughout their education. Spatial thinking should be considered a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education
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