Produce, create and fold Flexagons and Mobius Strips
Explore flexagons and discover some of their unique properties
Synthesize your knowledge and discover links between different mathematical tools
Flexagons are twisted strips of folded paper, which reveal their properties when flexed.
This online course will explain what flexagons are, their history and their naming conventions. You’ll find out how to create your own flexagons and be able to share them with our global community of learners.
You’ll also explore mathematical fields that provide tools to analyze flexagons, including topology and graph theory and learn about Möbius strips, Tuckermann diagrams and more.
The invention of flexagons
How to make flexagons
Cyclic and non-cyclic flexagons
Möbius strips and their surprising properties
The math behind flexagons, Möbius strips and knotted paper bands
This course is aimed at learners who enjoy being creative, solving puzzles, folding paper and revealing hidden mathematics. It will be especially useful for parents or teachers looking to inspire a love of math and do fun math activities with young people.