Origami Mobile

Source: Grace

Type: Investigation

Theme: Art

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Learning Target: Students will learn to attend to precision and develop perseverance for solving complex algorithms.


For this investigation student groups of three or fewer will create an origami mobile.

  1. Use at least one stick to hang the origami models.
  2. Models
    1. At least three models per student.
    2. One must be different.
  3. Each student will submit at least 3 photos of their mobile.
    1. One of the entire mobile.
    2. Two close-up photos of their models.


Projects will be graded using the same rubric: 

  • Completeness (Were the requirements above fulfilled?)
  • Clarity (Is the mobile well-designed well-hung?)
  • Concepts (Did the student select challenging enough models?)
  • Accuracy (Are the folds well-executed?)

Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VbDnCbjNRAT_GSlQJb6V90XWa5GC2sOBMvHuy7-p0ys/edit

Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • I can attend to precision.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Structure and Function


Grace's Mobile.
Melia's mobile.
Roman's mobile.