Let's Make a Flexagon

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Let's Make a Flexagon
Flexagons are flat models made from folded strips of paper that can be flexed to reveal a number of hidden faces. They are amusing toys that have also caught the interest of mathematicians and paper crafters alike. We will be making one of the simplest types, called a trihexaflexagon, which can reveal six unique patterns. Here is a video of the flexagon in action. Click on the size button (to the right of the volume button) for a full screen view. Contenido del conector

To make your own flexagon, you will need to print the flexagon template (a pdf file) in colour on legal (8.5 x 11 in) paper. Cut the template out.

Crease along all the diagonals and along the centre.

http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/trihexaflexagon/flexagon.html

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This creates another mountain fold. Fold the left side under to create a mountain fold between the blue and red triangles.camosun.html 28/01/2012 8:33:34 . Fold under again between the blue and red triangles. Add glue along the small side and fold in half along the centre line.disted.bc. Let the single layer flap sit on top of the existing paper.Let's Make a Flexagon Página 2 Turn the template over to the non coloured side.ca/trihexaflexagon/flexagon. http://britton.

http://britton.html 28/01/2012 8:33:34 .Let's Make a Flexagon Página 3 Now glue the two single layer flaps together to enclose all the uncoloured paper.bc.disted.ca/trihexaflexagon/flexagon. Congratulations! You've just made a trihexaflexagon.camosun.

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