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Fold and cut theorem high school workshop

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International Day of Mathematics "Pi Day" workshop

Who doesn’t enjoy the relaxing feeling that comes with cutting out intricate shapes and designs from coloured paper for arts and crafts class? Sometimes, we might even find ourselves folding up our paper in clever ways such that one cut can do the work of many. However, this poses an interesting question for mathematicians: given any shape, can we fold a rectangular sheet of paper in such a way that we can produce this shape with a single, straight cut? We will answer this question by exploring the mathematics behind these folds and cuts in a combination of hands-on activities and discussions.

This event will be presented by University of Sydney mathematicians Thomas Zheng and Andy Tran.

Who should attend this workshop? High-school students in Sydney who are studying maths. Considering taking higher level mathematics next year or at University? Come along!

What to bring: Scissors, ruler and pen

Where will the workshop take place? The workshop will be held in the Law Annex Seminar Room 342 in the University of Sydney's Camperdown campus. The location will be sent to attendees via email. Please make sure we have your contact details.

Important info: Supervising staff have valid Working With Children Checks. Snacks will be served (fruit or individually-wrapped with ingredients listed), please inform of any allergies or dietary requirements.

If you like the sound of this workshop, come along to our ruler-and-compass vs origami workshop on Wednesday afternoon (12 March).

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