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Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. When I was a kid, we were always making fortune tellers like the one in the video below.

 

Check out these Google images to see a wide array of origami. In addition, here’s a great gallery and instructions for Modular Origami, my favorite kind. See the Kusudama ball I made below.

Origami

Origami Kusudama Ball and Photograph by Keri Valentine
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Wikipedia writes about the mathematical and practical applications of origami. Before clicking on the link, try to think of how origami might be used in these ways.

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