In this activity, you will need to use your brain to visualise some images in your head.
Imagine that the square below is a piece of paper:
Now, imagine that piece of paper being folded in half along the dotted line:
Then visualise someone hole-punching two holes in the folded piece of paper as below:
Now we need to imagine what the piece of paper would look like once it has been unfolded again.
We have 3 possible options to choose from:
a) b) c)
The correct answer is a, as one hole was punched on the left-hand side and closer to the top while the other hole was punched on the right-hand side and closer to the bottom:
Let’s try another: get ready to visualise!
This one is more challenging, as the paper has been folded in half and then folded again! The white circles show where it has been hole-punched.
Once the paper has been unfolded, which image below shows what it would look like?
a) b) c)
The correct answer is b, because one hole was punched in the centre of a quadrant which would create four holes once unfolded:
It’s now your turn to visualise folding paper.
Here's a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:
If you find this tricky, you could use a real piece of paper to help you.
Good luck paper-folder!