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Geometric Origami
Presenter: Department of Mathematics

Origami is the ancient art of paper folding and it is closely related to mathematics. Mathematics help origamists decide whether or not a design can be folded, but origami is also a great way of building mathematical objects such as polyhedra. Join us with your family to build some 3D stars. Ideal for a family audience.

For this workshop you will need at least 12 square pieces of paper, but more if you want to build more stars. We will use a total of 51 to build all the shapes. The size doesn’t matter, but all the squares need to be equal. The bigger your square paper, the bigger your stars will be. Consider also that it is easier to fold on bigger paper. Here’s how to cut a square out of a regular sheet of paper - https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Square-Sheet-of-Paper. Because the more folding you do, the more stars you’ll be able to assemble, we recommend you join with your whole family and work together. If you want to get a head start, follow the tutorial linked below and start folding some of these Sonobe units (but don’t worry if you don’t do it, we will go over it on the workshop). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMv8kFffz_Q&feature=youtu.be&t=20


American Sign Language Interpretation and live captioning will be provided for all events. If you require additional accommodations, please contact westfest@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Oct 3, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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