The Challenge: Fold an origami cube with windows. Possibly make multiple. (This could be a great collaborative activity for a class!)
Materials needed: 12 pieces of paper, cut to rectangles with a 1:2 ratio.
Math concepts you could explore with this challenge: angles, geometry, origami, sequences, symmetry, vertices/intersections
Depending on how you use this activity, you may engage with different mathematical standards. I’ve listed possible connected math content above. Here are a few suggestions for how you might integrate the 8 mathematical practices. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments!
3.) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Does each piece in this origami stand in for an edge, a vertex or both? Defend your choice.
4.) Model with mathematics. This is a wonderful tool to model a sequence of values. How could you use this to model a sequence of numbers?