Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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      Once you've folded one ...
      By Uncle Bob on 08/30/2012 - 14:16
    • After some experimentation with grid paper folding, students might want to know if there is an exact corner cutting that maximizes the volume. This Java applet should facilitate the data gathering needed to reach that conclusion. I once had a 5th grade student observe the asymmetry in coming to the max., but we were looking at ordered trials calculated in a spreadsheet – another fine tool for analyzing this problem.