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Six-Sided Snowflakes (Posted on 2005-05-16) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Mrs. Hanford's 4th grade class is making snowflakes. They do so by folding 8.5 by 11 inch pieces of paper and cutting to make an 8.5 by 8.5 square.
After folding it in half twice more, each student cuts shapes out of the sides and unfolds it to see what their snowflake looks like.
Unfortunately, as one student pointed out, real snowflakes are six-sided, not four-sided.

Is there a way to fold a piece of 8.5 by 11 inch (or you can use cm if you want) to make a six-sided snowflake?
If there is, the simpler the better. After all, it is a 4th grade class.
You only have a pair of scissors and your folding ability at your disposal.

See The Solution Submitted by Dustin    
Rating: 2.3333 (3 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Solutionan easier way (perhaps)Josh706792005-07-23 00:05:10
SolutionMy solutionJustin2005-05-22 03:25:38
Some Thoughtsre: Stupid answerJustin2005-05-22 03:16:47
Nitpickery!Charley2005-05-20 20:29:54
Stupid answerRex2005-05-19 14:07:15
SolutionMy method for 6-sided flakes...Erik O.2005-05-16 19:31:47
I just invented a variation I've never seen beforeJer2005-05-16 19:06:39
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