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From Manipulatives to Theory in Knot Theory

Brett Hegge*, Western Oregon University
Talk Abstract: 
Knot Theory is the study of simple closed curves in three dimensions. Complicated structures can be analyzed using three basic moves and knots can be shown to be equivalent. We discuss ways of using physical manipulation to get middle school students interested in mathematics. We also, explore the basic mathematical postulates and theoretical foundation of Link/Knot Theory.
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Talk Type: 
Oral Presentation
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 14:05
Room Number: 
STAG 160