American math education ranks at the 36th internationally. California ranks at the 47th in the nation. Two thirds of California students are not proficient in math. Many attempts have been made to address the crisis, one of them is teaching math through origami art.
Origami visualizes mathematical concepts and develops spatial reasoning. Numerous studies showed significant advantage of teaching math through origami over traditional teaching. Origami is a commonality among the top 7 countries in math education.
To integrate origami and math in K-12 education, BiJian Fan developed a creative curriculum, Origami Math Genius (OMG). The goal is to turn every student into an OMG. He has brought OMG to students and teachers throughout Ventura county since 2013.