Fun with Math: HexaFlexagons

Every once in a while I run across a resource that screams – THIS IS SO COOL!   Well, today is one of those days.

The following two videos from Vi Hart a bunch of cool things you can do with HexaFlexagons, and if you actually turn on the volume (which I didn’t do the first time through), it shares a whole history of hexaflexagons.

This second video goes into more, including Feynman diagrams. Fun with math!

Hexaflexagons and other mathematical diversions by Martin GardnerFor more on how to create your own hexaflexagons, visit the Hexaflexagon Party Pages for the Gathering for Gardner

Or go read this free pdf version of Martin Gardner’s book: Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions (opens in a new window).

Personally, I’m ordering the following Martin Gardner books to play around with with the kids. Click on the book covers below to check them out on Amazon. Fun stuff!

 

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