Origami Math Genius (OMG)
OMG is a curriculum of origami math developed by BiJian for integrating art and science in K-12 education.
Origami math originated from the art of paper folding, it is a subset of mathematics that describes the governing laws of paper folding. A folding diagram in Figure 1 illustrates the mathematics in origami, from simple concepts such as geometry and fraction to more complicated concepts like spatial visualization and computer aided design. As the folds can be formulated mathematically, they can be programed and carried out on computer. Origami has been used to create contemporary art, solve mathematical problems, design airbag, coronary stent, and many more.
Origami math combines art and science, brings fun and hands-on activity into learning. Students can learn mathematical concepts used to create origami artworks, build confidence and skill in learning. Origami mathematics has been taught worldwide and proven effective in education. BiJian brings OMG curriculum to his community, he utilizes OMG to excite children and adults, motivate them to learn, and stimulate their intellectual curiosity. OMG has received a grant from Smith-Hobson Foundation, it has been taught at Gull Wings Children's Museum, Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) of Pleasant Valley School District, and home schools in Ventura County.
The slides below illustrate OMG projects. Contact BiJian for more information.