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Sharing Teaching Ideas
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Angle Limit - A Paper Folding Investigation

David Pagni, Larry Espinoza 

January 2001, Volume 94, Issue 1, Page 20

Abstract:
Students repeatedly fold a sheet of paper in a prescribed manner and discover that the measure of bisected supplementary angles formed by successive folds approaches 60 degrees, regardless of the initial angle chosen.

Keywords:
Limits
Article
Angles
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Lesson Plans