November: From Cranes to Crease Patterns

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Led by Jameel Al-Aidroos, we explored some of the mathematics (graph-theory, geometry and combinatorics) of paper-folding, and also explored the fold-and-cut theorem, which says it’s possible to cut any polygonal shape (or even lots of them at once!) out of a piece of (sufficiently large and thin!) paper by folding the paper flat and making a single straight cut (with a very sharp pair of scissors!).

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