The Magic Octogon

As always Dan provokes our interest in something very cool and mathematical.  Take a minute to check out his video on The Magic Octogon which he claims will blow your mind!

In just a few short moments you can’t help but be drawn into the process of predicting, questioning, hypothesising and thinking.  Why?  Dan shares a perplexing moment by engaging us in the magic and quite simply he ‘hooks us’ in.  Once hooked, the mathematical discussions around rotation and reflection follows due to a desire to understand.

What perplexing moments do you capture and share with your students?  We would love to hear about them.
Delvene Neilson

Director of Education
Community Education Team