Origami and mathematics

At YCD we have used origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, on several occasions to explain mathematical concepts.

In this post, let us take a look at three interesting links that explore maths and origami.

 

 

 

 

1. An article in the BBC about paper folding, nature  and mathematics :

origamiPaper folding isn’t just an art, it can help fit everything on spacecraft from solar panels to telescope mirrors. Two scientists say they have devised an improved way for knowing when to fold them.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130510-nature-maths-better-origami

 

 

2. ebook: Origami – Fun and Mathematics

sastry A book by Shri VSS Sastry (who has visited the Den several times and conducted Workshops) on Origami and Maths.

http://arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/sastrymath.pdf

 

 

 

 

3.TED talk : The math and magic of Origami

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