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ERIC Number: EJ775292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Flexagons, a Spatial Odyssey
Russell, Jill
Mathematics Teaching, n179 p16-18 Jun 2002
Hexaflexagons (or flexagons) have a magic that has enthralled some of the greatest minds for over half a century. Their name comes from "flexible hexagon", which is the form in which they were first discovered by their inventor, Arthur Stone, an English graduate student at Princeton in 1939. In this article, the author talks about using flexagons in the classroom. She gives instructions and offers tips on how to make flexagon models with any number of faces. (Contains 10 figures and 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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