Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper (FutureLearn)

Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper (FutureLearn)
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This course is aimed at learners who enjoy being creative, solving puzzles, folding paper and revealing hidden mathematics. It will also help mathematics teachers who are looking for material for enrichment programs.
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Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper (FutureLearn)
Learn how to make flexagons - beautiful and unique paper constructions - and explore the math behind them. Discover the unusual math of twisted strips of paper. 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.

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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.



What topics will you cover?

- The invention of flexagons

- How to make flexagons

- Cyclic and non-cyclic flexagons

- Advanced flexagons

- Möbius strips and their surprising properties

- The math behind flexagons, Möbius strips and knotted paper bands


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- 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.



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Course Auditing
39.00 EUR
This course is aimed at learners who enjoy being creative, solving puzzles, folding paper and revealing hidden mathematics. It will also help mathematics teachers who are looking for material for enrichment programs.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.