Saturday, 4 August, 2007

Kirigami

Kirigami is an art which is a combination of origami i.e. paper folding, and paper cutting. In Japan, the word kirigami had been in use for a long time because "kiru” means to cut, and “gami” means paper.
Making Paper snowflakes is an example of Kirigami. The students can explore incredible hidden symmetry patterns and write on mathematical interpretations. This way they would not only start loving mathematics but surely ask for more mathematics. Click on the following link and visualize the beauty of mathematical patterns generated. The students can explore many patterns and create them using a paper and a pair of scissors.

Interactive Kirigami tool
http://members.aol.com/kevinsw/kweb/kirigami.html

On the following link the instructions for making a Kirigami Flower are given .
http://www.origami-resource-center.com/kirigami-flower.html

1 comment:

jbritton said...

The URL for the interactive kirigami tool is now
http://www.kevinsparks.com/mathfun/kirigami/

 

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