Going back to James Tantons’ amazing Möbius Strip cutting project

James Tanton’s Solve This book is full of incredible math projects to do with kids: Today we went back to do a project that we’ve looked at a few times before – cutting various versions of a Möbius Strip. We started with a cylinder just to get going with an easy shape: Next we moved … Continue reading Going back to James Tantons’ amazing Möbius Strip cutting project

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