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!
This unit gives students the chance to investigate topology through many fun hands-on activities!
LIST OF ACTIVITIES:
Human Knot
Mobius Bands
Walking through Paper
Quarter and Dime Trick
Trihexaflexagon
Tetra-tetra-flexagon
Red Goose Puzzle
Hanging Boots Puzzle