Playing with Knots

In this task, students explore the fascinating world of Mathematical Knots, exploring their properties and unique characteristics. Utilizing hands-on activities with strings and collaborating with peers, students will investigate the nature and behavior of different types of knots.

Throughout their exploration, students will interact with key concepts such as the trivial knot, knot deformation, and the 3-colorability rule. This hands-on approach encourages students to engage with the material actively, providing opportunities to enhance their ability for abstract thinking. Never heard of Knot Theory? That’s okay! Our friend Steve Strogatz made a podcast about Knot Theory so you can learn more!

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