Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
In this article for primary teachers, Fran describes her passion for paper folding as a springboard for mathematics.
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
These tasks offer opportunities for deepening learners' mathematical understanding and their positive learning dispositions.
These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.