December 28, 2015
The hexaflexagon is far more complicated and more mysterious than the Triflexagon. Whereas the Triflexagon has six patterns created from three sides, the hexaflexagon has fifteen patterns created from six sides. The challenge is to flip the flexagon in such a way that all of the possibilities can be seen. I like to create hexaflexagons using the primary and secondary colors for each of the six sides. It’s much easier to keep track of which sides stay hidden. There’s always one that is stubbornly shy. Baer, for whom this gift is made, is now in First Grade. We’ll see if he solves the puzzle. He can always switch back to his Super Hero Triflexagon if he gets too frustrated.
Hexaflexagon – Fifteen patterns created from six sides