What do pizza boxes, paper bags, and fancy napkins have in common? Well, you might have guessed it -- origami.Read the rest. The last reason given is my fave.
Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is making a comeback. While some of the oldest pieces of origami have been found in ancient China and its deepest roots are in ancient Japan, origami can make an impact in today's education too. This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.
An Art Form for All SubjectsDon’t believe me? Researchers have found a number of ways that origami can make lessons enticing, while giving students skills they need. (Think of it as vegetables blended into spaghetti sauce.) Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
Hat tip: Joseph Wu Origami Inc.