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Try the Miura Fold

Ahoy me hearties!
If your map is big and hard to hold, why not try a Miura Fold!

What is the Miura Fold?
The Miura Fold is a way of folding paper (and other material) into a smaller area, keeping it flat.

It’s described as shape-memory origami because once unfolded it can easily be folded back to its compact shape. It was invented by a Japanese astrophysicist called Koryo Miura.

With this activity you will be:

  • Exploring shapes, lines and tessellations
  • Working with angles

This activity is part of Summer Fun with the Maths Mates 2020 a pirate-themed programme with 8 activities to try, each with a different theme exploring a range of mathematical ideas.