Students will “half” a great time figuring out the pattern that evolves when a piece of paper is folded again and again!
Taking It FurtherA piece of paper can be folded only a few times. But say it could be folded 15, 20, or 25 times. Challenge students to find ways to figure out how many sections there would be. One way is to continue the table, doubling the number of sections each time. Another way is to express FOLDS as n, and SECTIONS as 2n. So after 15 folds, you’d have 2 × 15, or 30 sections.This activity corresponds to the following NCTM standards:• Number & Operations• Algebra• Geometry• Communication• Connections