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Inspiring Learners Through Origami--Art Meets Technology

idea by lilyleejones
Inspiring Learners Through Origami--Art Meets Technology

Overview of Idea

"Can we just have a class on origami?" asks my math student. I integrate origami in my math classes to inspire creativity and discovery. Change how math is taught through technology and art. My math students will create videos to motivate other math students to learn these folding techniques.

The Specifics: How will you use $2,500 to fuel social change through technology?

High school students will use modular origami to create 3-D objects. Students will create a series of videos that show younger students how to fold the objects. The money will be used to purchase books, paper, and tech/scenic equipment. The videos will be uploaded so that other teachers and students can create the origami art. Students will learn how to create and edit videos. Since origami has been an engaging activity for my math students, I want my math students to inspire other students. Math is a great subject that often gets lost in standardized tests and drills. We are facing a shortage of strong math students--let's inspire them one fold at a time.

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Good Luck! This is an awesome project for students!

by marianne.griffith1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thank you so much for the rally of support. I have a very difficult teaching assignment next year--this project will expose my 180 students to necessary tech skills by merging video creation and visual mathematics. It has been a great experience talking to all of you during the last two weeks. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and sharing your stories about your favorite math experiences.

by lilyleejones
over 1 year ago | Reply

My students love learning how to make videos and to post them online. What a fun activity for your students.

by marylaurel48
over 1 year ago | Reply

great idea!

by patty.allenking
over 1 year ago | Reply

This sounds like a wonderful idea! Good luck!

by bellesailee
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thanks for your enthusiasm for this project. Hopefully, this project will be funded so many of AHS students will be able to fold and teach others to fold in the Fall. School will start soon--oh the folds we will go!

by lilyleejones
over 1 year ago | Reply

I've been waiting for something like this.

by jasmines99
over 1 year ago | Reply

awesome idea!

by anna.perez93
over 1 year ago | Reply

Origami is a fun imaginative activity! This should definitely win!

by Jacob R
over 1 year ago | Reply

I love origami and hope its used more often because it really help us a lot and we had so much fun with it! Wishing this Idea the best of luck!

by michelle.cool.3
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck! great idea

by karina.s
almost 2 years ago | Reply

What a great idea! My daughter struggles with math and
I think both the origami and the video would be something she would
definitely benefit from! I love when teachers get creative
for their students!

by kathleen.marler
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome idea! I grew up folding origami, and I hope you will win!

by naminami
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think that is such a great idea. My daughter would love this. Some math concepts are just need more visuals.

by april.davis
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is such in great idea, having some fun while using math skills. I love the idea that using your math skills can create an 3D object instantly............

by tillie.huertaz
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is an awesome idea that incorporates problem solving, team work, technology and more. I voted for this project and so should YOU!!!!

by lori.myersjantz
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much family, friends, and students!

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

A well-rounded adult learns from a variety of sources. So happy to support your use of art as part of the students educational experience.

by Dartlady2004
almost 2 years ago | Reply

its a awesome idea and i hope you win.

by jt5894
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea ----- hope you win for such a good cause !!

by MollyNavyMom
almost 2 years ago | Reply

It was super hard folding these in class but it was fun.

by super.zeller
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea!

by chelgar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

this would be a good idea for students to expand their skills

by LordGardiner
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My boys would love this.

by sai.her.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love origami--best thing ever!

by james.a.yancey
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love origami.

by pangfoua.chang
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I would watch these videos!

by victoriaviv.yaj
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Can't wait to try this.

by sheryin.moua
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Origami looks cool.

by Kevin94549
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My kids would love this.

by will.lee.75
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea!

by jeffrey.lee.14661
almost 2 years ago | Reply

What a great way to make math interesting and easy to learn!

by ntsaislias
almost 2 years ago | Reply

What a lovely idea, my children loves origami,,!

by maryandrobert.welch
almost 2 years ago | Reply

What a great way to engage students and develop young leaders!

by janel.mouillesseaux
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think this is a wonderful project!

by Heidra16
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is a great way to reinforce the concepts. The more interactive a lesson is, the better the learning. This is a prime example. Telling my friends to vote :)

by jwuchich
almost 2 years ago | Reply

What a wonderful lesson in the beauty of symmetry. Visual math!

by melissamcgillillustration
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I loved folding a dodecahedron. It was one of the most challenging things I had to do. Go origami!

by jessica.hou.319
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I loved your dodecahedron! Good luck with the penguin, Jessica. :)

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Origami is an overlooked but astonishing art form. I highly encourage all to try out origami. Just grab some paper and FOLD :)

by dtx319
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, videos help when diagrams can be confusing! :)

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is a great idea!

by aimeelee91
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Seems like a nice idea, it is a useful and creative skill to have. Keeps you from other things and you'll almost always have materials! lol

by sean.murphy.35762
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Hey Sean!

by jessica.hou.319
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Hey Sean!

by jessica.hou.319
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Seems like a nice idea, it is a useful and creative skill to have. Keeps you from other things and you'll almost always have materials! lol

by sean.murphy.35762
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Good idea

by Tyler.Is.Such.A.Hipster
almost 2 years ago | Reply

looks good!

by justin.chongtoua
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I LOVE ORIGAMI! I think that this will be a great idea for the kids.

by MrMouaBoi209narutoMouaKUAM
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think i meant that this is a good idea and it'll be good for the kids!

by MrMouaBoi209narutoMouaKUAM
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, Andrew!

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Origami is very fun and creative! :)

by michellealmighty
almost 2 years ago | Reply

origami is amazing!!! :D

by thepurplesloth
almost 2 years ago | Reply

A great and creative idea!

by phillip.g.decaro
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, Phillip!

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

A great idea

by phillip.g.decaro
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love origami! It helps a lot with organization, symmetry and learning to be patient.

by shdwtrev
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I agree! It has great math applications! Check out the documentary "Between The Folds".

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

great idea!

by jose.avila.209
almost 2 years ago | Reply

thanks, jose!

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I believe Origami is a great art to learn while studying math. It would also help students understand complex formula like the Haga's first theorem, Kawasaki'sTheorem, and other complex geometry formula. Furthermore, I believe it will also impress students to go into the field of engineering. Which could also be the founder of the future's new engineering, making buildings that are made of different shapes and not taking up a lot of room. Plus, if this becomes possible, I believe it would also make the United States able to start businesses around the world that creates buildings that are shape differently and won't take in too much room. For example, places like Japan are always looking for new designs of buildings because they can only build upward. At the end, everyone wins... Anyways sorry for thinking out of the box, but this is a really great amazing idea. :)

by kongolia
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks, Kong!

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your support!

by lilyleejones
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Kids would love this!!!

by papith.lee
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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