How to make a TRIFLEXAGON

If you've seen Kjartan (the author) talking about the Murderous Maths books, he probably demonstrated some of his different FLEXAGONS.

A flexagon looks like a piece of folded card which you can turn inside out. The good bit is that you're never quite sure what you'll see next.

If you want to know more, watch the video!

You can also find on-screen step by step instructions on
The Fabulous Flexagons page.

You can make the square
flexagons in The Magic of Maths
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It's time to make your own!
Click on this picture, then when the big version opens up, print it out.
You also need...
  • scissors
  • glue
  • some pens or pencils
Follow the instructions on the video. Good luck!

If you are wondering how the little flexagon at the end of the video works, it's a hexaflexagon.
A tri-flexagon has got three different faces, a hexaflexagon has got six.

If you want to make one, you'll find instructions on The Fabulous Flexagons page.

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This presentation of triflexagons
and hexaflexagons is copyright
© Kjartan Poskitt 2015.
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