Hexaflexagon Wonder to Flex Mex Recipe

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Dr. Lynda

Do you remember a childhood fascination with a paper-folding trick called a Hexaflexagon? This one still mesmerizes and mystifies most of us. What if we take it one step further to include fun food!?

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Here at EverWideningCircles.com, we like to be leaning in, bringing you remarkable positive news and the stories behind innovations in the world that the mass media is not celebrating, but sometimes it is a joy to just entertain a little frivolous wonder.

I like to remind myself regularly, “There’s not enough fun in the world!”, so today we’ll go for pure fun and somehow we will turn a marvelously compelling bit of paper folding into a great recipe that would be very cool to use with a small group of people!  

First up, let’s have a look and a smile with a wonderful YouTuber, Vi Hart. She is a brilliant digital artist for both her compelling staccato chatter, her artistic flare, and her intellectual genius:

Via: Vi Hart 1

I love Vi’s whimsical presentation style and it’s easy to see she’s brilliant, so I got curious. Here’s something that I found on her website to give us a little window into this creative mind:

“Vi Hart is a mathemusician and philosopher known primarily for work in mathematical understanding, musical structure, and social justice. Hart has publications in the fields of computational geometry, mathematics and music, mathematical art, and math education, and speaks internationally on a variety of topics. Hart is best known for the film series “Doodling in Math Class”, the stand-alone philosophical work “Twelve Tones,” and as co-creator of “Parable of the Polygons.” Current research focuses on how virtual reality technology can impact human understanding and the human experience.” 2

She makes these smart videos (on all sorts of subjects) full time and gets support for her work from HARC, the Human Advancement Research Community at YCR, and prior to that SAP and Khan Academy!

Good on her!

Paper Folding Mathematics and Food Fun!

Now, let’s turn this thing to something really important: Mexican Food!

Here’s an idea from Vi that I found absolutely priceless. I still have a teenager at home and I can see him having a little party with friends some time when I’ll serve this next mathematical version of the taco. Enjoy!

Via: Vi Hart 3

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