THE MARVELS OF ORIGAMI: A HANDS-ON MATH WORKSHOP
Teacher | Researcher | Social Worker
Saurabh is a teacher, researcher and social worker with research experience at IIT Delhi. He has worked as a fellow at Teach for India (TFI) and has done sewa for three years at Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad. He has now dedicated his life to making education fun, relevant to daily life, and research oriented, while empowering children to take charge of their own learning through work and hands-on practice.
Designer | Educator
Chintan has been practicing design and it's implementation in various areas, Mathematics and Design being two of them. He practices the virtues of education through experiences, and undertakes projects that benefit the local community at large.
"the possibility of creation from paper is infinite."
- akira yoshizawa,
the grandmaster of Origami, who has created more than 50,000 models
Ever wondered what’s common in the below-mentioned inventions?
Stretchable adult diapers
A folding kayak that fits into a tiny bag
Surgical devices that expand when inside a human body
A power-generating solar array that compacts to 9’ during launch, but extends to 82’ in space
You got it! (Don’t tell us you didn’t read the programme title!)
Modern day origami is revolutionizing industrial design, medicine, architecture, robotics, et al, as scientists and engineers discover practical applications of this traditional Japanese art. Applying origami principles is helping fit large objects into a smaller shape. And to think of the times when making orizuru – the classic paper crane – was a feat!
Beautiful as this art is, it has gotten even more sophisticated with the introduction of Math. Using mathematics to decode Origami has helped to solve troublesome design problems. Reciprocally, origami has also come to the aid of math by making mathematical concepts more visual. It is a fun way to learn geometry, fractions, principles of physics, and the like.
This workshop will excite participants about the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, as well as give them an exposure to its practical, modern-day applications. Basic origami techniques will aid children’s spatial perception & sequential thinking. Through several engaging projects, students will explore the artistic and design-related aspects of origami, and will also try to come up with hands-on solutions for real-world problems.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Curious minds, 8-14 year olds
Children with a love for hands-on activities & math
Understanding the history and art of traditional origami
Learning basic origami techniques & exploring folding as a way of shape transformation
Better familiarity with key mathematical & scientific concepts
Attempting hands-on origami projects to solve design problems
1. What resources will I need for this workshop?
Plenty of enthusiasm, curious minds, and eager hands. And yes, your masks, sanitizers, and water bottles. The rest, we'll provide at The Hive.
2. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
We will be working in small groups. Masks are advisable when indoors or within close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
Thur, June 16, 2022
Fri, June 17, 2022
Sat, June 18, 2022
Sun, June 19 2022
5 - 7 pm
5 - 7 pm
5 - 7 pm
10 am - 12 pm
Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its workshops for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.