Geometric Fascination

I have a mathematics degree. Although I do not use the complex theories in every day life that often, it fascinates me to see how those complexities are applied into technology we enjoy today. Yes, those nifty gadgets you enjoy  use complex mathematical codes.

I do not want to pretend to know these things because I really don’t know a lot.  So, I venture into simpler things.

Lately, I have been enjoying origami. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It is actually a fusion of geometry and art. I wanted to learn how to create as star using origami paper and what I had in my stash was a square origami paper. However, creating the star required me to have a pentagon paper.  I thought about using a protractor to create 72-degree angles at the center to create my pentagon but I do not own a protractor.  It turns out I can always Google and find out.  Using angle bisectors and other geometric theorem, some smart people were able to apply geometry to origami. Why didn’t I think of that?

 Oh, I just followed the instructions to come up with this one:

I find the geometry and symmetry in origami fascinating.

What I am interested in is creating my own origami designs. I think I need a refresher course in geometry. There are geometry lessons available on the Internet. Some students think that having an online tutor is a nice choice to geometry help online. I will look into that option. A good tutor would be able to explain those concepts well.


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