Science, Math, and Origami

This is just a few articles I stumbled across in surfing.  They are not the newest out there and I’m sure you’ve read the article about origami(including Hull, Lang, and Kamiya), but you may find them interesting if you havn’t seen them.

http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/11/2/262

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0917/p01s03-woap.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn5033

http://discovermagazine.com/2006/jul/origami/?page=1

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/02/19/070219fa_fact_orlean (this has a cute little cartoon)

 http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?type=article&article_id=218392855

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20051224/mathtrek.asp

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060617/mathtrek.asp

Easy modular sites for platonic solids and other stuff for teachers

http://www.arttowermito.or.jp/johokuchu/johokuchu3.html

http://www.paperfolding.com/math/

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Origami.html (this has a great animated sequence folding the Crane and beyond)

http://itlab.coe.wayne.edu/elearningdimensions/end/resources.html

http://www.georgehart.com/

This would be an amazing course to teach

http://www.carliner-remes.com/jacob/math/project/

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2 comments so far

  1. Philip Chapman-Bell on

    Hey Christine,

    This is one I’ve been reading lately and trying to adapt to curved surface folding:
    http://pr.caltech.edu/periodicals/EandS/articles/Apostol%20Feature.pdf
    Calculus for those of us who can’t integrate. Your students might get a kick out of it.

  2. Julie Rehmeyer on

    I just wrote an article for MathTrek about math and origami that you might enjoy as well: http://blog.sciencenews.org/mathtrek/2007/05/trisecting_an_angle_with_origa.html.

    Julie Rehmeyer
    Science News
    http://www.sciencenews.org
    http://blog.sciencenews.org/mathtrek/
    jrehmeyer@nasw.org
    501-868-0842


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