Origametry? Yes, the art of origami involves several geometric components! In this lesson, students will create a decahedron through a paper folding activity and determine how geometric concepts, such as parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and bisecting lines, connect to the ancient art form.

Learning Objectives

Common Core State Standards: MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.D.12

  • Make formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods (compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding, dynamic geometric software, etc.).
  • Copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment; bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line.


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