From the simple
all the way
to the extremely complex...
all students are about to embark on a study of this magnificent art!
For the next 4 weeks, all students will be exploring the art of paper folding, learning how to read origami diagrams, creating their own folded masterpieces and connecting the process to math and social studies skills and content. They will be using ALL of their smarts during the study and I encourage you to explore Origami in your own home
Here is a short overview of the unit:
Accurately and precisely create an origami figure. How many geometric shapes can you create?
Content Understandings: Geometry, Two and Three Dimensional Shapes
Standard Connections to Math:
PK.G.1. Describe, name, and interpret distance and position in space; understand and use positional words.
PK.G.2. Recognize, name, and describe simple two- and three-dimensional shapes.
K.G.1. Name shapes of pattern blocks (e.g., triangle, square, circle).
K.G.2. Describe attributes of two-dimensional shapes (e.g., number of sides, number of corners, size, roundness); sort these shapes.
1.G.1. Describe attributes and parts of two- and three-dimensional shapes (e.g., length of sides and number ofcorners, edges, faces, and sides).
1.G.3. Identify symmetry in two-dimensional shapes.
2.G.2. Classify familiar two- and three-dimensional shapes by common attributes such as shape of curved and straight lines, number and shape of faces, edges, and vertices.
2.G.3. Match and construct congruent and symmetric shapes.
3.G.1. Compare and analyze attributes and other features (e.g., number and shape of sides, faces, corners, rightangles) of two-dimensional geometric shapes, especially the attributes of triangles (isosceles, equilateral, right) and quadrilaterals (rectangle, square).
3.G.3. Identify angles as right, acute (less than a right angle), or obtuse (greater than a right angle).
4.G.1. Compare and analyze attributes and other features (e.g., number of sides, faces, corners, right angles, diagonals,and symmetry) of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes.
5.G.4. Identify and describe types of symmetry, including line and rotational.
What is Origami?
Origami, the Japanese name for the art of paper folding, compes from the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami ( paper). A finished origami figure is called a model and instructions for a model are called a diagram.. The art is over 1000 years old and while it originally was used in traditional Japanese ceremonies, overtime it became a family pasttime passed down from one generation to the next.
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