OrigamiEDU workshops have been hosted at 16 different schools free of cost. The workshops run for a month each and teach the basics of origami as well as the mathematics of paper folding. Each student participant also receives a free copy of the "Origami and related Mathematics" workbook. These workshops have improved cognitive, creative, and mathematical skills of the students.
The Origami for Education Convention is an annual large-scale convention held for all age groups with several speakers, activities, exhibits, and workshops. At this convention, we celebrate the craft of origami while promoting its educational, health, and cognitive benefits. Additionally, the convention raises awareness for Origami for Education and its products.
Origami Backpack Program
The Origami Backpack Program aims to impact more students outside of the workshops. Through funds from grants, the origami store, and fundraisers, we provide backpacks filled with origami paper kits and the OrigamiEDU "Origami and Related Mathematics" workbook to students around Kentucky and in the chapter locations.
Mathematics of Paper Folding Sets
OrigamiEDU has written problem sets based on the mathematics of origami aimed towards high school and college students. These sets have been distributed to hundreds of students and help to foster mathematical reasoning and understanding through a creative platform.
OrigamiEDU has conducted its own research on the mathematical, logic, cognitive, and creative benefits of origami on students. Our test subjects, with parental consent, are the participants in our workshops. This research has confirmed the findings in many other papers, showing that our workshops, book, and backpacks are making a positive impact.
Our annual origami competition challenges students to be creative and design their creations while explaining the math behind their origami. The winners of our competition get a photo on our website and one of our specially designed origami kits.