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Using Origami to Promote Geometric Communication

Rebecca R. Robichaux and Paulette R. Rodrigue 

December 2003, Volume 9, Issue 4, Page 222

Abstract:
A middle school geometry lesson that uses origami to provide students with hands-on experiences related to such topics as angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, symmetry, congruence, similarity, and fractions. Mathematical communication is promoted throughout the lesson through the use of cooperative learning, peer teaching, and journal writing.a middle school geometry lesson that uses origami to provide students with hands-on experiences related to such topics as angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, symmetry, congruence, similarity, and fractions. Mathematical communication is promoted throughout the lesson through the use of cooperative learning, peer teaching, and journal writing. Lesson plan and activity sheets included.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Communication
Angles
Teacher
Lesson Plans