Origami Math Genius (OMG)
OMG is a curriculum of origami math developed for integrating art and science in K-12 education. It is to turn every student into an OMG.
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. Origami has been used to create contemporary art, solve mathematical problems, design airbag, coronary stent, and many more.
OMG 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 math has been taught worldwide and proven effective in education. BiJian brings OMG curriculum to his community, he utilizes OMG to excite children and adults, help them to overcome math anxiety, 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.