Symmetrical Origami. Taylor Rumsey. Essential Question . How can we use origami to model different types of symmetry?. Objectives.
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Symmetrical Origami
Taylor Rumsey
Origami-the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures
Fold-to bend something over on itself so that one part of it covers another
Kite Fold- a fold that looks like a kite
Skinny Kite Fold- a fold that looks like a skinny kite
Triangular Fold- a fold that looks like a triangle
Example:
Non-example:
How many lines of symmetry? Where are they?
Which shape is not an example of rotation symmetry?
Correct:
Incorrect:
Which option shows translation symmetry?
Examples
2. Skinny Kite Fold
4. Triangle Fold #2
3. Triangle Fold
Step 2: Take outside corners and line them up with the crease that you made in the middle
Step 1: Fold the square paper in half to make a triangle
The Skinny Kite Fold
Step 2: Take outside edges and fold them towards the center once more
Step 1: Make regular Kite fold
Triangular Fold 1
Step 3: Open fold once; Take the bottom corners and line the edges up with the fold line you created
Step 1: Fold Square in half (hotdog style)
Step 2: Fold paper in half again to create a small square
Triangular Fold 2
Step 1: Fold the square in half diagonally to make a large triangle. Open it, and fold it the opposite way. Open again.
Step 2: Push two opposite triangles together and pinch the top
Step 3: Squish flat!
You will create a symmetrical design using the origami folds you make!