James Tanton’s incredible Möbius strip cutting project

Today we revisited one of my all time favorite math projects for kids (also **revisiting**) : We did this project once before, but I don’t think the kids remembered it: An absolutely mind blowing project from James Tanton The project is relatively simple to set up – you have strips of paper and make 5 … Continue reading James Tanton’s incredible Möbius strip cutting project

James Tanton’s counting problem part 2

Yesterday we looked at a really neat problem James Tanton posted last week: That project is here: Working through a challenging counting problem from James Tanton Our first look at the question involved some dice rolling and a computer simulation. Today we are going to look at an exact solution to the problem. That solution … Continue reading James Tanton’s counting problem part 2

Working through a challenging counting problem from James Tanton

I saw a neat problem from James Tanton during the week: A follow up post from Amy Hogan made me realize that I should use the problem for a project: So, I decided to make looking at this problem our weekend project. Today I wanted to try a few simulations. Tomorrow we’ll count the cases. … Continue reading Working through a challenging counting problem from James Tanton

An absolutely mind blowing project from James Tanton

I was flipping through James Tanton’s Solve This last night and found a project I thought would be fun. I had no idea! We’ve done a few paper cutting projects before. For example: Cutting a double Mobius strip Tadashi Tokieda’s “World from a Seeht of Paper” lecture Our one cut project Fold and cut project … Continue reading An absolutely mind blowing project from James Tanton