Just One Cut?

Scissors cutting orange paper

Can any shape with straight sides be made by folding a single piece of paper and by making a single complete cut?

Watch the video below to find out more ...



Katie got into this 'fold and cut' problem by trying to cut a square out of a piece of paper as efficiently as possible.  Take a look ...



Why don't you have a go at folding a piece of paper and cutting out a triangle with just one straight cut, as Katie suggests?

Can you create a hexagon in the same way?

What other shapes can you create by folding and making just one straight cut?


Wow! I love what you're doing so much, I'm a big fan and I'm a girl.