In addition to the sheer fun of the activity, the real magic in Origami lies in its ability to help students in a multitude of ways. Students quickly learn the importance of following directions and maintaining focus. While developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills, students interactively gain experience with math skills incuding fractions, symmetry, and geometry. Unfolding the finished model will reveal a pattern of creases offering more complex concepts for discussion. The expression of math and science concepts though art, can bring tangible experience to, very often, elusive theories.
As for Origami paper, whether you are looking for a crisp translucent paper, leather like texture, a mosaic, fiber or a color that simply cannot be found, now your students can experiment to develop the perfect paper for their designs. While exploring and experiencing concepts in science, math and art, students develop an understanding of the multi-discipline interrelationships. Inside you will find clear step by step instructions with full color photos for creating beautiful Origami paper - simply. Unlike making paper from scratch, this is a value added treatment for paper using common materials to produce pliability, texture, color and other qualities. The paper may be used over and over again. No exotic materials are necessary, making it a perfect classroom activity.