The Challenge: This is a modular origami (7 squares) spinning top.
Materials needed: 7 squares of paper. Any paper will do, it doesn’t need to be origami paper. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: angles, geometry, origami, polygons, symmetry, vertices/intersections
(You may have picked up on this, but I tend to do the more involved things on the weekends when I have a bit more time. This one was HONESTLY pretty reasonable until the last step, which took me about 5 finicky minutes to get together. YOU CAN DO THIS. And it is SO SATISFYING when it’s finally together.)
The Challenge: Fold yourself an origami firework.
Materials Needed: 12 congruent paper squares, patience. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: angles, orgiami, symmetry, vertices/intersections
The Challenge: Fold 30 identical pieces of paper to put together as an icosahedron.
Materials Needed: 30 square pieces of paper. No problem if it’s not origami paper, you can use regular paper (and you can decorate it if you want!) Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: Geometry, graph theory, origami, polygons, polyhedra, symmetry, vertices/intersections
The Challenge: Create as many iterations of the Dragon Fractal as you can. See below for my attempts and videos to help.
Material Needed: There are a couple options here: -Paper and marker (sharpie?). Maybe grid paper, preferably paper that is thin enough to see through (notebook paper is normally thin enough) -Strips of paper to fold it -Whiteboard marker and whiteboard/window -??? I bet you have better ideas than I do. Math conceptsyou could explore with this challenge: fractals, functions, geometry, proportions & ratios, sequences