A Glimpse of our Life who kindly invited three other bloggers to take turns hosting this weekly meme.
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- Jennifer at A Glimpse of our Life - 29 August
- Kym at Homeschool Coffee Break - 5 September
- Nikki at Angels of Heart - 12 September
- Chareen over here - 19 September
This week Sir N and I have been playing with HexaFlexagon's.
A Flexagon is a flat geometric model constructed out of folding strips of paper to form a moveable/flexible shape. When flexed these shapes reveal different faces/facets of the shape produced. They were discovered by Arthur Stone in 1939.
Over at Aunt Annie's Crafts you can download and print either a patterned, numbered or blank template to colour in. She also has a step by step tutorial.
My nephews school sent home a pdf link to some instructions and templates you can find HERE.
I had a little trouble with folding it so I watched this video which is a step by step on making one from a piece of blank paper without a template.
For an over view and history of the Hexaflexagon is watch this clip. She speaks very fast but it's still interresting.
I have since found out that you can make a TriHexaFlexagon which is a lot easier.
We're having a lot of fun with these. Do you know of any other mathematical game puzzles along these lines that we could try ?
I invite you to take some photo's of your children's artistic pursuits put them in a post and link up with me I would love to come over and see the wonderful art your children have enjoyed doing.