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Step 1. Questions
You and your friends are having a big party. Your job is to make decorations for the tables. To do this, you have 288 sheets of paper and a pair of scissors. That’s all!
What can you do with 288 sheets of paper? You could make 288 works of origami. Origami is the art of paper folding. It began in Japan over a thousand years ago.
For this e-Journal project, you will choose origami decorations for a party. You may choose different origami patterns, but the total number of decorations must be 288.
Here are some math problems to solve for your report.
What if there were 8 tables at the party? How many pieces of origami could you place on each table? Each table should have the same number of pieces.
What if there were 9 tables at the party? How many pieces of origami could you place on each table? Each table should have the same number of pieces.
What if there were 10 tables at the party? How many pieces of origami could you place on each table? How many sheets of paper would be left over?
The Web sites listed in Step 2 include origami patterns and instructions. Try one or more of them! You do not need to make all 288 decorations, however.
Step 2. Research
Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Try one or more of the origami activities on the sites. Then follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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Origami: Japanese Art
Read about the history of Origami. Then click instructions to make a paper crane or a flower. This site comes from the Think Quest project.
Tammy Yee’s Origami Page
Take a look at the fun Origami projects on this Web page. To make them, you will need a printer to print out the patterns. This great Web site comes from Hawaii.
Click the link for Origami. You will find step-by-step instructions for making a paper rabbit.
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