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Friday Math Movie - The Amazing Origami of Robert Lang

By Murray Bourne, 11 Jul 2008

Origami is the art of paper folding. In Japanese, ori comes from "oru" which means "fold" and gami comes from "kami" which means "paper".

Robert Lang is a full-time origami artist. In this movie, he explains how he uses a math to make his excellent creations. As he says,

Math is much broader than what most people think.

[The movie is from]

You can get a better idea of the math in origami that he is talking about from some of the sites on this page: Math and Origami.

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