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Modern Origami

Delta College STEM Camp

Origami and its techniques are applied everywhere from the operating room to outer space, scaling from the millionth of a meter to several hundred meters. Mathematicians, engineers, scientists, architects, and artists use origami to solve sophisticated and valuable problems. Campers in the Modern Origami camp will review classical techniques and apply them to other forms such as modular origami and origami tessellations. Discussions, interactive demonstrations, and hand-on activities will explore classical techniques, modular origami, and modern applications.

Entering Grades: 7th - 12th

Camp Fee: $129
Course Number: CYC-1021

Dates: June 23 - 26, 2014
Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 12pm

Camp Agenda

Day One
Introduction of basic materials, tools, and techniques used in origami
Discuss books and online resources
Review classical forms and bases
Preview forms for the following days

Day Two
Practice multiple modular units and construct examples of each different type of module
Produce additional units of their favorite modules

Day Three
Produce and refine precise grids that form the basis of tessellations
Demonstrate some advance pleats, squashes, and pop outs
Examine the role that crease patterns can play

Day Four
Complete larger projects
Survey some of the math embedded in origami
Share our new knowledge with guests


Instructor Spotlight

David Redman is a professor in the Mathematics Division at Delta College.  He has taught for over 20 years and enjoys sharing all kinds of mathematics applications, including Origami, with people of all ages and interests.

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