# HEXA-HEXAFLEXAGONS – Pattern, Colour, Geometry

Students create a hexa-hexaflexagon and decorate the faces using markers, then they flex their hexa-hexaflexagons to explore probability.

## Supplies:

• Crayola Construction Paper Strips - 4 cm x 48 cm (1.5" x 18") - Light Colours
• Crayola Scissors
• Crayola Glue Sticks
• Rulers - 1 per student
• Pencils

## Steps:

1
1. Follow the instructions to make a hexa-hexaflexagon using a light colour of construction paper. (Downloads - Hexahexaflexagon.pdf)
2
1. Erase the numbers on the face of the hexa-hexaflexagon.
2. Use markers to draw a pattern on the first face.
3
1. Flex the hexa-hexaflexagon to reveal a new face.
2. Draw a new design on this face.
3. Keep flexing the hexa-hexaflexagon and drawing new patterns until you have done all 6 faces.
4
1. Flex your hexa-hexaflexagon and notice:
- how many patterns show up
- how the structures of the patterns change
- which patterns show up the most
- which patterns rarely show up
2. Try to figure out the probability of a specific pattern showing up when the hexa-hexaflexagon is flexed.
• Subjects:

• Language Arts,

• Mathematics,

• Visual Arts