A Mathematical Origami Puzzle
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Publisher:Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Citation:Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, no. 64 (2011), 36-42.
The recent axiomization of Origami has led to numerous breakthroughs in both mathematics and in understanding of the ancient art of paper folding. We propose a puzzle whose solution demonstrates the power of mathematical origami. This puzzle is accessible to the geometry student and could be used as supplemental geometry instruction as an extension of traditional compass and straight edge constructions. Detailed images and photos are provided to guide the audience through the puzzle’s solution.
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