The Art of Origami in Your Mathematics & ELA Classroom

August 1, 2017
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Professional Development Workshop

August 1 & 15, 2017 (2 days), 9 AM—4 PM
A la carte registration also available.

Looking for creative ways to teach math concepts in your 5th-9th grade classroom, or to your child? Join this NYC Department of Education accredited one (1) unit interactive workshop designed to equip educator and adult participants with tools to bring the “real world” into the math classroom. Participants will also hone lesson design and infuse lessons with deep cultural connections to Japan, its people, and worldview. Through the art of origami (paper-folding), participants will learn to fold animals, boxes, and geometric figures that are used to explore and explain a wide variety of mathematical ideas, foster conversations about deep mathematical and literary concepts, and provide motivation for developing common mathematical and socials studies language. Discussion on how to integrate ELA and math will take place with a major focus on the importance of the language of mathematics.  Familiarity with 5-9 math curriculum is essential.

Open to general public and educators: 1P credit available from the NYC Department of Education

Registrants seeking continuing education credit from NYC Department of Education, please be sure to also register here:

2-Day registration:
$75/$60 Japan Society members
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A la carte registration:
August 1: $40/$35 Japan Society members
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August 15: $40/$35 Japan Society members
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Generous support for this course is provided by the U.S.-Japan Foundation.

Education and Family Programs are made possible by Chris A. Wachenheim and The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc.

Additional support is provided by James Read Levy and Hiroko Onoyama.

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  • 9:00 am