Last week, Mr. Hughes' students learned how to make paper cranes using the Japan…

Last week, Mr. Hughes' students learned how to make paper cranes using the Japanese art of paper folding — origami. Origami is a great way to reinforce geometric concepts such as congruent figures (same size and same shape), lines of symmetry, reflection, and rotation. On the flip side, tying the complex, multi step folds of origami into a subject students are studying made origami easier for them to relate to it. The activity also encouraged the students to practice the character traits of persistence, dedication, and patience.


Origami and Geometry
Last week, Mr. Hughes' students learned how to make paper cranes using the Japanese art of paper folding — origami. Origami is a great way to reinforce geometric concepts such as congruent figures (same size and same shape), lines of symmetry, reflection, and rotation. On the flip side, tying the complex, multi step folds of origami into a subject students are studying made origami easier for them to relate to it. The activity also encouraged the students to practice the character traits of persistence, dedication, and patience.