I’m going to say straight away that the math behind how to make a Mobius strip is beyond me. Math is definitely not my strongest suit, and this form of infinite math is quite puzzling. However, I’m always up for some good no-prep STEM challenges, and as far as math challenges go, this is a really fun one!
Nevertheless, just because we don’t fully understand something doesn’t mean we can’t share our Mobius strip for kids activities! Add these math challenges to your list of fun math activities for kids!
Kids will love discovering that the complicated math equation above is the secret behind this simple twisted design.
What is a Mobius Strip?
The Mobius strip is called a nonorientable surface. According to mathematicians, the Mobius strip is called a “surface with a boundary” just like a cylinder. The parametric equation for a Mobius strip is as follows:
The entire strip is a cubic surface even though it is flat.
Aside from all of the complicated math, Monkey was quite entertained and puzzled with how the simple strip of paper became an infinite loop.
You can learn more about mobius strips here from someone who has a lot more math skills than I have.
More Hands-on Math Activities
You may also like to try these other fun math activities! And if you need even more ideas, check out the complete list of math activities for kids!
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How to Make a Mobius Strip
Try this activity for making a mobius strip! Learning how to make a mobius strip is a fun math STEM activity that all kids should try at least once!
Follow along with our directions to learn how to make a Mobius strip for kids. And there are lots of other fun Mobius strip activities and hands-on math activities that you can do as well!