Möbius Strip

Pronunciation: /moe.bi.əs strɪp/ Explain
A strip of paper with one end rotated 180 degrees and the two ends taped together.
Figure 1: Möbius strip.

A möbius strip is a 3-dimensional geometric figure with one side and one edge. Möbius strip is also spelled 'moebius strip'.

A möbius strip is constructed with a single strip of paper. The two ends of the strip are attached, but one is twisted 180°. If one cuts a möbius strip completely in the middle, it does not make two pieces. The möbius strip was discovered by Ferdinand Möbius (German 1790-1868) in 1858.

To build your own möbius strip, print out a copy of this net of a möbius strip and follow the directions.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, möbius strip. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 119. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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  • McAdams, David E.. Net of a Möbius Strip. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/docs/netmobiusstrip.pdf.

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McAdams, David E. Möbius Strip. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/mobiusstrip.html.

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