| The following are web pages that
are related to the origami-math mission. Further our cause and visit these
on Stamp Foldings
This is the Combinatorial Object Server's (COS) tutorial on the stamp folding
problem, which is related to 1-dimensional folding as well as single vertex
flat folds (in 2D). This is a great intro, with descriptions of equivalent
problems (like counting mazes and meanders).
- Erik Demaine's
Erik has devoted a lot of time towards convincing people that there are
interesting computation questions to ask in the field of origami. (Actually,
if you take a glance at his web page, you'll see that he spends a lot of time
on zillions of other things too. Some people seem to have more time that
other people. No fair!) Thus, if you're interested in the field of
computational origami then give Erik's page a look. You'll
find preprints/reprints of many interesting papers. Erik recently was made
an assistant professor at MIT in their Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Card Menger Sponge Project
Dr. Jeannine Mosely's awesome project of constructing a level 3 Menger
Sponge out of folded business cards. A monument of mathematical recycling!
Valeire Vann's Modular Origami Home Page
Lots of modular origami models by a very prolific creator!
Gurkewitz's home page
Information on Rona's and Bennett Arnstein's books and modular designs.
- Jim Plank's
Modular Origami Page
More modular madness!
This is Chris Palmer's web site. It needs Flash 4, but it contains a
big gallery of many of Chris' origami tessellations. Well worth a look!
- Helena Verrill's
More on modulars and origami tessellations.
- Alex Bateman's
Even more tessellations!
- LWCD Inc.
This features their book Paper Folding which provides methods to
teach geometry using paperfolding methods.
- Math in Motion
These are pages about Barbara Pearl's Math in Motion book, which
provides lots of information on using origami in the K-6 math classroom.
- Forced Crumpling
A research group at the University of Chicago, led by Tom Witten, has
been studying the physics of crumpling various media. Amazing stuff!
- Solar Sails:
Folding the "Miura-Ori"
This page (in French, as of 3/8/98) by Olivier Boisard provides instructions
for folding Koryo Miura's "map fold." This fold is mathematically piecewise
linear, which means it can be folded in sheet metal (if we make hinges at
the crease lines). It also collapses and opens very simply, and thus has
been used as a way to deploy solar panel arrays in space satellites. For
a brief announcement of when such origami technology was used in a real
Japanese satellite, see the United Nation's
1995 Highlights in Space report. (Thanks to Jeff Ellis for pointing
these links out to me!)
Paper Folding Project
Paul Haeberli has put together a great tutorial on making origami pleated
designs. This basic exercise resembles the pioneering work of Shuzo Fujimoto
in the 1970s.
in Education and Therapy Bibliography
John Smith, of England, has compiled what is probably the most extensive
bibliography of publications on the uses of origami in education and therapy.
Many of the articles touch on math education, so it's worth a look!
Let me know if I've missed any! Last updated 8/27/02.