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What do cheap paper plates, bobby pins, masking tape and a straight edge (like a metal ruler) have in common? With them, you can make objects like these....
We didn't get quite that far, but Sam and I really enjoyed watching the Wholemovment: Folding the Circle DVD we were given to preview. Talk about combining a craft with math! Bradford Hansen-Smith himself talks about the different aspects of the circle including the radius and diameter and the concepts of congruent shapes and even fractions as he turns just an ordinary paper plate into something mathematical. For real, I don't think I'm ever going to look at a white paper plate at a picnic the same ever again. Then the fun part begins- he shows you how to fold paper plates into three-dimensional structures.
We went a little crazy with the masking tape and Sam is still learning to use the straight edge properly to crease the edges neatly.
Sam is almost 9 years old and he was able to do many of the initial folds himself, creating a tetrahedron and then an octahedron out of eight tetrahedrons. Don't I sound smart? Really, I'm not. I promise. Talking math just makes me sound smart. It's a trick. I can't wait, though, for Christmas break (when I have more time) so that *I* can sit down and do more folding- just wait until you see all the amazing objects you're able to create.
I'm happy to announce that Red Hen Toys & Books wants to give one of you a copy of this DVD. It would make a very unique Christmas gift for a creative child (10 and up would be my recommendation) or grown up in your life.
Visit the Wholemovement website and look around a bit. Then, come back here and tell me what intrigues you about this concept of folding circles. That's it!
Please only one entry per household. If you comment anonymously, please leave me some initials so I can identify you if you win. If you have trouble commenting, please email me and I will enter your comment for you. I will draw a winner on Friday afternoon!
To Obtain a Coupon Code to get the DVD for $10 versus $29.99 (shipping not included):
1) "Like" the Wholemovement facebook page here. Check out the cool videos while you're there.
2) Write on the Wholemovent facebook page's wall that you came from here (Thy Hand Hath Provided) and you will get a facebook message which will include the coupon code to purchase the DVD at the discounted price at Red Hen Books & Toys!
Feel free to enter and become a facebook fan of Wholemovent so you'll have the code to use if you don't win on Friday:-). Pin It