Paper Folding (Act it Out)

Take any piece of paper and fold it in half.  Fold it in half again…and again.  Is there a maximum number of times that a piece of paper can be folded in half?  Does it depend on the size of the paper?  Does thickness matter?  Make an organized chart of the types and sizes of paper you will try to fold.  Decide up front what you will consider a successful fold.

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Some problems lend themselves to the “act it out” strategy.  Watch this video to see some students act out the folding problem with toilet paper.

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