“Wind and Mr. Ug” Get Non-Euclidean

Gather up the kiddies because it’s storytime! Meet Wind, a lonely triangle living on a flat, yet mysterious world. Watch as curiosity compels her to unravel those mysteries and change her world forever… (Warning: Spoilers below the clip!)

“Wind and Mr. Ug ” is a shining example of education by stealth. It makes Möbius strips easy to understand and fun to play with, and I think it grants even very young children access to very grown-up concepts. You know, ‘hard’ stuff like Euclidean space and chirality, but also the practical applications of Möbius strips, like long-lasting conveyor belts and the ribbons on Olympic medals. I strongly recommend exploring the end of “Wind and Mr. Ug” in the real world with your kids. What happens if you cut a Möbius strip down the middle? What if you cut closer to the edge?

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