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Why Paper Folding: Where's the Math?

Updated: May 7, 2021

Fraction Chap 1 2021
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Paper folding is a basic skill that affects student learning. From a very early age, parents and teachers can encourage learners to think about what the paper will look like if they perform one or a series of folds. Mentally imaging the result of an action, like folding links impacts achievement.

An important consideration in paper folding is realizing that if you want to end up with 5 equal parts, you will only make 4 folds.

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