# User:Georgejem/Origami in Mathematics Pedagogy/Lesson Plans for Primary Classes/Lesson on Cube and its Properties

## MODEL: ORIGAMI JACKSON CUBE

 STEP 1: Square sheet of paper Students are asked to identify the shape of the paper. How many corners does it have? How many sides does it have? Identify an object having this shape in the surroundings. STEP 2: Take a square sheet of paper and fold in half vertically. What is the shape obtained? How many sides and corners does it have? Are all the sides equal? STEP 3: Unfold and bring the left and right sides of the square to the line at the center. What is the shape now? Is it the same as the shape in step 2? STEP 4: Fold the paper in half horizontally. What is the shape formed now? Is it the same as the square we started with? Is it smaller or bigger than the initial square? STEP 5: Unfold and then fold the bottom and top edge to the center line. Is this square the same as that in Step 4? Why? STEP 6: Unfold This is one unit of the cube. Make 5 more units.
##### DISCUSSION
• How many sides does the cube have? These are called edges of the cube.
• Are all the sides equal?
• How many squares are found on the cube? These are called faces of the cube.
• How many corners does the cube have? These are called vertices of the cube.
• Identify objects having shape of the cube in surroundings.