
06617776
j
2016e.00709
Wares, Arsalan
Box full of mathematics.
Ohio J. Sch. Math. 73, 3136 (2016).
2016
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
EN
G43
H23
U63
M80
paper folding
origami
art
elementary geometry
elementary algebra
functions
student activities
cuboids
volume
Summary: The purpose of this paper is to describe the mathematics that emanates from the construction of an origami box. The design of this box was inspired by the design of a traditional origami masu box. We first construct a simple origami box from a rectangular sheet and then discuss some of the mathematical questions that arise in the context of geometry and algebra. The activity can be used as a context for illustrating how algebra and geometry, like other branches of mathematics, are interrelated.