Activities with Knots
By making observations about knots, students become acquainted with the idea of knots as a
A Classroom Menagerie of Mathematical Knots
Students explore the structure of knots by making them. Using diagrams as a guide, they learn how knots can be represented on paper.
Observing what happens when knots are turned into bubble-makers takes the study of knots in a surprising direction.
Are They the Same--or Knot?
Determining whether two knots are the same or different is one of the central issues in
. Students make puzzles for one another that explore this.
Students experiment with ways that two or more knots can be combined to make a single one.
Building Block Knots
Can complex knots be described in terms of more simple ones? Students try to find ways to figure out how to do this.
Knots in the World
What is the relationship between
and the knots that are used to tie and fasten things in the real world?
Braids and Links
Braided rope and knots that are fastened together like the links of a chain also find their way into the study of