Geometiles inventor and San Diego Math Circle instructor Yana Mohanty is teaming up with award-winning origami artist and middle school math teacher David Honda to bring a Zoom session on snapology origami to students in grades 5 and up. Snapology origami was developed by Heinz Strobl and only uses cardstock paper strips (and no glue!) to create a wide range of structures which often embody lots of mathematical ideas. You can get an idea of the possibilities from David Honda’s Snapology Origami Page.
The snapology origami medium is ideal for times like these because it’s relaxing, can be done at home, encourages student to explore geometry, and it is screen-free. In our Zoom session, we would like to teach students how to make a snapology origami icosahedron. The idea is that students can take these skills with them and apply them to making other polyhedra on their own.
Please note that this session requires materials described in detail at the REQUIRED MATERIALS PAGE. Please sign up only if you are committed to preparing these materials prior to the session on May 2.
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m to 11: 30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Please sign up using this SIGN UP FORM. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting via email at least 24 hours prior to the session.
While the session will not be recorded, participating by video is necessary for having a successful interactive experience. We ask that you please have your cameras on during the session.
As a final note, it would be helpful to have an icosahedron model at hand while the class is happening. The icosahedron can be made out of any material or construction toy. Alternatively, you can simply print this icosahedron template onto cardstock or a manila folder and glue it together along the tabs.