Can we Greet each other on this platform before we start
Imagine, I give you a blank sheet of paper. What would you do with it?
You may write something on it.
I am sure you will learn learn something new today. Because Origami, the art of paper folding has already become a part of folklore, in some develop country.
I remember when I was young nobody teaches us how to make a boat. We learn them at school from each other.
To convert paper into a recognizable shape is now a challenge to many 21st century Nigerian child.
Educators but WHY NOW 😡😡
This challenge can easily be traced to inadequate engagement of learners in practical activities which brings concepts/subject to life.
We shall visit this challenge tonight
And also more of theory work, lessons, computer games, TV 📺 & other side attractions, the children don’t even have time to play with paper
From platform 6
It makes a lot of sense. This kind of art help develop intelligence in the early years. It also keep kinesthetic learners involved and control the behaviour of a hyperactive child.
No provision of paper and play dough
Teachers don’t see it as fun and learning
Parents are more interested in reading n writing
From platform 4
That’s why we have a high rate of unemployment. Eben tell them you are an example of self creative development. Even in school,we cant be taught everything. Searching for knowledge is throughout life
From platform 5
Making a boat, a swan, a box, a tea-coaster is no doubt fun.
It’s more fun to discover an angle, discover relationship between numbers, all inside a Origami models made from paper and learn mathematical facts, without a scale, a protractor or a compass or a divider.
There are two main ways to use origami in lessons. You can include origami as an enjoyable activity that helps to develop hand-eye coordination and attention to detail, encourages peer support and fosters relationship building. Or you can use it to support and enhance geometrical reasoning and mathematical learning
What is origami
Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”
Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.
One of our growing realizations over the years is that mathematics itself is an art form? to make maths visible origami is the best way to make mathematics comes to live.
Some teachers in Finland and UK Find origami to be a powerful tool to study mathematics.see
Origami has a same kind of creativity and aesthetics that make pupils see what they are learning.As a learner I like clean problem to solve, and i want an elegant solution to that problem.
Fold and unfold a paper and take a look! You will see a complex geometric pattern, even if the object you folded was a simple one.
What angles can be seen?
How did those angles and shapes get there?
Did you know that if origami is infuse to mathematics pupils may not ask those questions shaa?
Which paper you require?
photocopy paper can also be used. Origami models for Maths purpose need not be from a costly paper. A4 size (28×21 cm) paper is preferred to infuse some kind of standard measure in paper-folding.
So, you’re interested in origami and mathematics..?
What do you see about all this illustrations
These are what I call the foundamental folding in ORIGAMI
Yesterday I was going to link to a bunch of posts from around the web with great origami activities, I found one that trumps them all! You must check out tomorrow on our Facebook page
Creative minded educatorsYou can also use the link to join
Origami is all around us and can be a source of inspiration for children and adults alike.
So no matter how you fold it, origami is a way to get children engaged in math, could improve their skills and make them appreciate the world around them more