In an innovative project combining math and the art of origami, students are having fun as Mathigami combines art and math.

Mathigami Combines Art and Math

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50 students from High Tech Middle School worked with math professor to assemble a giant paper sculpture at the University of San Diego.  At first they practiced with small pieces, and then advanced to four foot squares.  They worked for nearly two hours, building the sculpture the called “Firecracker” in front of Immaculata Church

The Mathigami project was directed by Dr. Perla Myers, the associate dean of the faculty, and is an attempt to make students less afraid of math though origami. “How many isosceles right triangles do you have now,” asked Dr. Myers, as she led the students. “Who says there’re eight?”

In an innovative project combining math and the art of origami, students are having fun as Mathigami combines art and math.

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