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Knot Lab
topological thinking with string and a range of media
Strohecker, C. (Epistemology & Learning group, MIT Media Lab) | Lee, Boem Soon (Cambridge troop, Boy Scouts of America) | Anonymous kids and teachers (Hennigan School, Boston)

      Children immersed themselves in thinking about topology by learning to tie knots. The multicultural setting included all kinds of string and rope along with books, software, videos, cameras, crayons, cardboard and other media for tying, thinking and communicating about knots. Together the children created an environment in which to grow their mathematical knowledge and display its manifestations for all to see and feel.


©2005 Carol Strohecker