Festive Fold and Cut

The Fold and Cut Theorem tells us it is possible to cut any straight-edge shape out of a piece of paper with a single cut, provided you fold the paper correctly first. In this collection of resources students can explore the Fold and Cut Theorem with festive shapes, and can go on to make and decorate a Fold and Cut Christmas Tree.

Equipment needed

See the Teacher Notes for a series of videos and notes that accompany these activity sheets.

The worksheets need to be printed (the tree is best printed on light card).

Students will need scissors.

Students may need colouring pens/pencils to decorate the Christmas Tree (optional).

Curriculum Topics Covered

Problem solving, geometrical thinking, properties and names of 2D shapes.