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Is There a “Best” Rectangle?

R. Alan Russell 

November 2011, Volume 105, Issue 4, Page 254

Abstract:
In trying to find the ideal dimensions of rectangular paper for folding origami, students explore various paper sizes, encountering basic number theory, geometry, and algebra along the way.

Keywords:
Algebra
Activities
Base Number Systems
Grades 9-12
Geometry & Measurement
Journal
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Number Theory