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.
🎬 Try the Miura Fold
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Summer Saturdays with the Maths Mates is a 7-week programme each with a different theme exploring a range of mathematical ideas.