Mathorama with Ms. Math: Lessons

Unit 1: Paper Plate Origami

Lesson 1: Paper Plate Origami Tetrahedron

This week we begin with the first lesson in a very special origami unit using basic paper plates you can get at the local grocery store. Please make sure to get the uncoated kind. You'll also need a ruler, tape and a 'stay in the struggle' attitude. If you have any questions, check the Catalyst Google Calendar for live office hours with Ms. Math. Happy folding with Ms. Math and Bright & Quirky's program manager, Jessica Sudler!

Lesson 2: Paper Plate Origami Octahedron and Circular Tetrahedron

Welcome to week two! For our second lesson, you'll need uncoated paper plates, a ruler, tape, and bobby pins (or paper clips). We'll create two models today, the octahedron and the circular tetrahedron. We'll also talk about 'dualism.' If you have any questions, check the Catalyst Google Calendar for live office hours with Ms. Math. Happy folding!

Lesson 3: Paper Plate Origami Icosahedron, Skeletal Sphere and Truncated Tetrahedron

Welcome to week three! This week, you'll need uncoated paper plates, a ruler, tape, and bobby pins. We'll create three models this week, and learn a little bit about wet-folding in origami. If you have any questions, check the Catalyst Google Calendar for live office hours with Ms. Math. Happy folding!

Lesson 4: Truncated Icosahedron and Inverted Dodecahedron

Welcome to week four! For our last paper plate origami lesson, you'll need uncoated paper plates, a ruler, tape, and a pen or pencil. We'll create two models today, the truncated icosahedron and the inverted dodecahedron. We'll also learn about the Golden Ratio. If you have any questions, check the Catalyst Google Calendar for live office hours with Ms. Math. Happy folding!

Instructor:

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Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Known simply as Ms. Math to children across the country, Dr. Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy and beauty of mathematics with learners of all ages. A professional educator for more than 60 years, she travels the globe teaching her subject at every grade level. Recently Rachel has co-authored with Carol Williams, children’s math books and teaching manuals that accompany the books. A life-long learner, Rachel approaches the world around her with a boundless curiosity and a playful sense of humor that is reflected in her teaching style. She believes that mathematics is a language to be spoken, a music to be heard, an art to be seen, and a dance to be performed.

Have a question for the instructor? Email us at support@brightandquirky.com and we'll make sure they get it.

Have questions? Email support@brightandquirky.com. We're happy to help!

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