Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Mobius Mess

A small group of year 6 and 7 students gathered after school today to make a proper 'Mobius Mess'. With paper scissors and glue, we explored all the different features of the wonderfulMobius Strip. How many faces does it have? How many edges? What if you twist it twice? Three times? What if you cut them all in half along their length, what happens then? It would be great to write all about that, but that would spoil the fun for those of you that havent tried it. There are lots of sites out there on this topic and we used this one to get us started. We made some a bit likethese too! There are lots of surprises and fascinating things going on! We recomend you try yourselves, but the video below might give you a quick overview and you might understand how we made such a 'Mobius Mess!'

Posted by Jim Noble, Curriculum leader for secondary mathematics, International School of Toulouse, www.intst.euCo-author www.teachmaths-inthinking.co.uk

1 comment:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JX3VmDgiFnY Thanks to Thomas Kang for responding with this lovely video on mobius transformations!