In this feature, we bring together a range of paper-folding tasks, which offer opportunities for mathematical exploration. The article outlines how paper folding can help learners to deepen their understanding of geometry, to become more fluent with mathematical language, to persevere and become more curious about something they see.
Many of the tasks below are of a similar format whereby initially learners are challenged to visualise the shape they will get when they fold a piece of paper along the creases shown in a photo. They are then invited to make those shapes in different sizes, create a pattern and then arrange the patterns in different ways to make particular designs.
We hope you will be inspired to introduce your learners to the world of paper folding and look forward to receiving photos of their creations.