MoMath Educator Sessions: Topology (Grades 3 through 12)
Sometimes called “rubber geometry”, topology is the study of properties of objects that don't change even when those objects are twisted, stretched, shrunk, and bent. Circles become squares, flat becomes curved, and coffee cups become doughnuts, in this amazing branch of math.
Möbius Madness (Grades 3 through 8)
Students construct fascinating topological objects such as Möbius bands, discovering their fundamental patterns and structures. Hands-on activities lead students to discover the surprising properties hidden around every twist and turn!
Topological Tic-Tac-Toe (Grades 6 through 12)
The familiar game of tic-tac-toe is made fun and challenging as students encounter the surprises delivered by some geometry and topology. The typical 3×3 game board is transported to tori, möbius strips, and more exotic mathematical locales where the X's and O's are anything but boring. Students will learn the ins and outs of these new objects as they develop strategies to master the mathematically enhanced games.