Paper Folding Made Easy
Anyone can fold paper like a pro with these simple, step-by-step instructions. Includes 40 projects suitable for any skill level and any age, including greeting cards, frames, ornaments, and scrapbook page embellishments.
Traditional Japanese Origami
Traditional Japanese Origami is a wonderful introduction to an ancient and beautiful craft. With the help of master artists Duy and Tramy Nguyen, readers will be able to replicate artfully constructed origami figures effortlessly, including graceful paper keepsakes of a kimono, orchid, panda, heron, praying mantis, Oriental dragon, and more. There are also paper-folding instructions, project directions, and a rendering of each finished model inside the 96-page project book, as well as 75 sheets of origami paper.
Folding Paper Cranes
Follows a former Marine, who was exposed to high doses of radiation while working at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s and 60s, on his journey to find peace with his past and a future of nuclear proliferation.
The art of origami, or paper folding, is carried out using a square piece of paper to obtain attractive figures of animals, flowers or other familiar figures. It is easy to see that origami has links with geometry. Creases and edges represent lines, intersecting creases and edges make angles, while the intersections themselves represent points. Because of its manipulative and experiential nature, origami could become an effective context for the learning and teaching of geometry.In this unique and original book, origami is an object of mathematical exploration. The activities in this book differ from ordinary origami in that no figures of objects result. Rather, they lead the reader to study the effects of the folding and seek patterns. The experimental approach that characterizes much of science activity can be recognized throughout the book, as the manipulative nature of origami allows much experimenting, comparing, visualizing, discovering and conjecturing. The reader is encouraged to fill in all the proofs, for his/her own satisfaction and for the sake of mathematical completeness. Thus, this book provides a useful, alternative approach for reinforcing and applying the theorems of high school mathematics.
Presents step-by-step instructions to make paper models of geometric shapes including a cube, tetrahedron, rombic star and dodecahedron. Suggested level: senior secondary.