Τετάρτη, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Hall of Hexagons

Maths
Flexagons - paper strips folded and flexed
Tessellation - ways to tessellate hexagons; make your own tessellation
3D solids - where are the hexagons hidden? Cubes, etc dissected
Szilassi Polyhedron - 7 hexagonal faces, a solid with a hole in the middle
Magic Hexagon - like a magic square, but ...
Pythagoras' Theory - proved with hexagons
Pick's Theorem - proved on an isometric grid
Polyhexes - dominoes / polyominoes but using hexagons
Reuleaux Polygons - the Reuleaux pentagon rotates in a hexagon
Graham's Hexagon - the "Largest Small Hexagon"

Games and puzzles
The game of Hex - fascinating 2 player strategy game
Other board games based on hexagons
Dots and Hexagons - the hexagon version of Dots and Boxes
Hexagonal wordgames - puzzles, crosswords, wordsearch
Hexagonal mazes - ways to make mazes with hexagons
Colouring problems - colour the hexagons
Hexagon paradox - strange goings on when you measure the area of this hexagon.
Paper projects - an index to hexagon paper-based projects on this site

Hexagon related practicalities
Hexagonal grids on paper - various sizes for printing
Hexagon Planter - to be made from wood
Hexagon Mesh - ready made pattern for a circular grille
Hexagonal roof - maybe for a bird table
Tiling with hexagonal tiles - how many you'll need

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