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Angles & Answers: Origami and Math

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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Students reinforce their knowledge of the vocabulary of geometry and recognize attributes of two and three dimensional shapes through an examination of selected geometric themed works from the museum. Concepts are applied as students create original origami figures in the shapes of a ladybug and a box during the videoconference.

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By Request: $145.00
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40-60 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Mathematics

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Diane Cizek

Program Details


1. Introduction on meaning and history of origami.
2. Discuss how origami relates to math (polygons, angles, etc.), as do other types of art.
3. View selected museum art works and discuss the mathematical symbolism.
4. First origami project – students fold ladybugs.
5. Time permitting, view/discuss additional works of art.
6. Second origami project – students fold boxes.


1. Name and identify geometric vocabulary.
2. Use technology to communicate and process information.
3. Apply concepts of geometry to create art.
4. Identify a variety of shapes and angles.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.