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Fun With One Cut!

At the 2013 TIME 2000 conference, I ran a workshop on mathematical folding called Fun With One Cut!  Here are a few of the introductory slides.

Fun With One Cut PresentationIn the workshop, students explored some basic properties of plane geometry through folding and tried their hands at the infamous fold-and-cut challenge:  given a plane figure drawn on  a piece of paper, is it possible to fold the piece of paper in such a way that the figure can be removed from the paper with a single, straight cut?

This is a fun, hands-on mathematical activity, and is connected to some surprisingly deep and rich results in both geometry and mathematical origami.

You can download the set of templates I used for this workshop here, and you can find more of my mathematical folding resources here.

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