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 name of this puzzle is actually a brand of shoes. The puzzle was printed and given away as a promotion for Red Goose shoes.