Have you ever seen a **math puzzle** or game and wondered how it worked?

Many of these math puzzles and game rely on the mathematical study of shapes and spaces called **topology**.

**Topology is the mathematical study of shapes and spaces.**

Topology involves looking at the shapes that result through stretching, transforming, deforming, folding and twisting. Tearing, on the other hand, is not allowed!

In this activity, students can make their own 3D math puzzle. The solution to this puzzle relies on manipulating the pieces in three dimensions.