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Trihexaflexagon!
TOPICS Posted Friday, October 4, 2013 (804 views)


Huh? How do you expect me to be able to solve a puzzle if I can't even figure out how to pronounce the word? It's easy! Just break it apart:

TRI-HEX-A-FLEX-A-GON
Sure, it's a mouthful to say, but trihexaflexagons are not only super cool puzzles, they can be a great way to introduce geometry and noodle your noggin at the same time!

Why are we talking about triflexagons today? Fat Brain Toys is gearing up for our annual Celebration of Mind: Nebraska event on October 20th. Each year, thousands of people gather to celebrate the birthday of the Father of Recreational Mathematics, Martin Gardner. Fat Brain Toys is proud to host one of the largest gatherings in the world each year!

What does this have to do with trihexaflexagons, you ask? Well, flexagons were first introduced to the general public by Martin Gardner in 1956 in his very first column of the long-running "Mathematical Games" in Scientifc American magazine.

Download your own Trihexaflexagon template here

Also Check out Celebration of Mind Nebraska on Facebook




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