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# Tag Archives: knots

## Loop Puzzle 8

Here’s a fun one. Well…at least I think it’s fun. Maybe it will just give you a headache ðŸ˜›

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November 9, 2013
Tagged knots, links, loops, math, mathematics, puzzles, topology
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## Loop Puzzle 7

I have some puzzles left over from the Government Shutdown. Plus, I’m working on some more for starter activities for my wife’s engineering class, so enjoy! Solution is here

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October 30, 2013
Tagged knot theory, knots, loops, math, mathematics, puzzles, topology
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## Shutdown Puzzle 15

And another loopy puzzle for you…

## Shutdown Puzzle 14

Shutdown day 15. Spoiler: Click here for the solution.

## Shutdown Puzzle 13

The shutdown drags on. Try a puzzle! Spoiler: Click here for the solution.

## Shutdown Puzzle 12

Day 13 of the Federal Shutdown. See Shutdown Puzzle 11 for an example. Spoiler: Click here for the solution

## Shutdown Puzzle 11

A new flavor of puzzles. Look at the example, then see if you can do the first puzzle. claimtoken-525966d798694

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October 12, 2013
Tagged knot theory, knots, links, math, mathematics, puzzles, shutdown, topology
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## Math with Balloons

In demonstrating what a mathematical knot is, balloons are the best medium that I’ve found.Â They have enough stiffness to keep the knot from collapsing so that you can’t see its structure (a string or rope would either be floppy … Continue reading

Posted in topology
Tagged balloon math, balloons, borromean rings, knots, math, math with balloons, mathematical knots
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## Knot Tying Schema

I’ve noticed that whenever my two-year-old wants to tie a knot, she takes the two strands that she’s interested in and repeatedly twists them around each other.Â Of course this doesn’t produce any kind of knot at all (or I … Continue reading

Posted in children, math, topology
Tagged children, knot theory, knots, math, mathematical knots, mathematics
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## Knots for Tots

My son told me yesterday that math in school is boring, but math with me is fun. “I just don’t like doing all of those addition problems,” he told me. What could I say? I agree completely. I know that … Continue reading