Week 3 – Try the Miura Fold

Week 3 – Try the Miura Fold

Keep your treasure maps safe by folding them with the Miura Fold.

Ahoy me hearties!

If your map is big and hard to hold,
What you need is 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

Download the activity sheet and watch the ‘How To’ video below.

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY SHEET: WEEK 3 – TRY THE MIURA FOLD

 

🎬  Try the Miura Fold

Share your Summer Saturday creations with us!
If you try the Miura Fold at home, we’d love to see a picture! Email it to info@mathsontoast.org.uk or post it to TwitterFacebook or Instagram + tag us @mathsontoast

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