Mathematical modeling for 180 Degree Paper Folding: Pyramid pop-up card / Emira Mohd Said, Nabila Adila Azmin and Nur Amanina Mohd Azam

Mohd Said, Emira and Azmin, Nabila Adila and Mohd Azam, Nur Amanina (2019) Mathematical modeling for 180 Degree Paper Folding: Pyramid pop-up card / Emira Mohd Said, Nabila Adila Azmin and Nur Amanina Mohd Azam. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Origami or the art of paper folding is very popular outside of Japan. Generally, origami is
the art of folding paper into pieces of sculpture with an absent of an assistance of scissors
or glue. Pop-up cards can be categorized into two types, which are the 90-degree and 180-
degree pop-up cards. The 90-degree pop-up cards are one of the first pop-up design.
Considering that, it is neither complicated to make nor construct. Furthermore, 180-
degree pop-up uses many techniques in order to achieve the desired results. It requires
multiple of papers and the structures. Although constructing the pop-up has two options,
to achieve the desired results can be time consuming, frustrating and complicated.
Knowing the fact that, pop-ups are based on trial and error method. Therefore, multiple of
papers are needed to test out the folding process of an origami and the process will be
repeated until the desired shape is achieved. The objectives of this study are developing
the mathematical formulation in designing 180-degree pop-up card by using the paper
folding technique and determining the properties of creases in 180-degree paper folding
structures. In constructing the pop-up, a pyramid shaped has been chosen as the model.
Thus, the paper folding techniques has been applied in constructing the pyramid pop-up.
Also, the mathematical concepts have been constructed from the basic formula of binary
divisions, Pythagoras Theorem, quadratic surds and trigonometric equations. Once the
paper folding techniques and the mathematical concepts has been applied, the pyramid
will be constructed with ease. As a result, the constructed pyramid is nicely and
beautifully done.


Item Type: Student Project
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Mohd Said, Emira
Azmin, Nabila Adila
Mohd Azam, Nur Amanina
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Mathematical statistics. Probabilities
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis > Analytical methods used in the solution of physical problems
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Seremban Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Mathematics
Keywords: Mathematical modeling, 180 Degree Paper Folding, Pyramid pop-up card
Date: 2019
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