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Origami Modularization and Tessellation

Modular origami and origami tessellation occupy a unique position in both mathematics and art. Creativity that flows from structure, and structure born from creativity.  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 will review the modern techniques of modular origami and origami tessellations. Discussions, demonstrations, and projects will cover a selection of materials and many detailed resources for further exploration.


Entering Grades: 7th - 12th
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Dates: June 22-25, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 12pm


Camp Agenda

Day One
Introduction to modular origami and origami tessellations
Terminology and basic techniques
Classical modular units (waterbomb, card, swallowtail, sonobe, flower, PHiZZ)
Rectangular and triangular grid construction

Day Two
Origami Tessellations
Refining rectangular and triangular grids
Basic and intermediate folds
Level one and level two constructions

Day Three
Mass production of modular units and techniques for folding finer partitions for higher level constructions
Preparation for advanced projects and showcase

Day Four
Advanced projects and resources
Applications to mathematics, science, and architecture
Showcase for family and friends

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