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The Möbius Strip and its variants

Watch this video where Yossi Elran demonstrates some properties of Möbius strips

In this step, we’re going to take a look at some Möbius strips. I can’t emphasise enough, how important Möbius strips are to mathematics, so it is really important to learn how to make them.

First, take a strip of paper, about 70 centimetres long and then watch the video and follow along. It is imperative that you do exactly as is shown in the video, to get the full experience of the Möbius strip, so don’t be lazy… 🙂

In the next step, we’ll make sure you did by testing you, so please keep the strips that you make (or make new ones).

The real reason we’re step-siding from flexagons to Möbius strips is that there is an important connection between the two, that we will see later on.

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