# Category: Polygons & Polyhedra

January 18 2016

## Geometric Constructions

Throughout history, Geometry has been widely considered as one of the seven liberal arts. The liberal arts that make up the trivium are: grammar, rhetoric, dialectic and the liberal arts that make up the quadrivium are: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and[…]

January 19 2016

## Regular Polygon Constructions

Mathematics was one of many hobbies for the French General Napoleon. He was particularly interested in the study of geometry and its relationship with regular polygons. In 1797, Napoleon explained the solutions to several geometry problems that he had learned[…]

January 20 2016

## The Platonic Solids

A polyhedron is a three dimensional solid made up of faces, edges and corners. Many naturally occurring crystals have polyhedral shaped structures. A regular polyhedron is made up entirely of regular polygons. All of its faces, edges and corners are[…]

January 21 2016

## Tetrahedral Puzzle

Cut out both of the following diagrams. Lightly score the reverse side of the internal lines, (to make folding easier). Fold outwards along the internal lines. Glue together tabs with the same letter. The puzzle is to join these two[…]

January 22 2016

## Book Sets of Fire

Copy and paste both of the following net onto cardboard. Carefully cut out the figure, then lightly score the reverse side of the internal lines, (to make folding easier). Glue together adjacent tabs. The resulting tetrahedron represents the element: fire[…]

January 23 2016

## Cube Puzzle

Copy and paste both of the following nets onto cardboard. Carefully cut out the figure and then lightly score the reverse side of the internal lines, (to make folding easier), and cut along the two dark lines. Glue together adjacent[…]

January 25 2016

## The Magic Cube

Here is an interesting Platonic Solid. Copy and cut out the cube net drawn below, fold and glue the tabs under adjacent sides. Features Each side of the cube contains 16 numbers, where each are not only magic squares or[…]

January 26 2016

## Diamond Days

Carefully cut out the figure, and then fold outwards along internal lines. Glue same lettered tabs together. The result is a regular octahedron, covered with symbols representing the days of the week.

January 27 2016

## The Crystal Ball

Copy and paste the following three nets onto cardboard. Carefully cut out the figure and then lightly score the reverse side of the internal lines, (to make folding easier). Glue together tabs with the same letter. The result is a[…]

January 28 2016

## The “Pop Up” Zodiac

Copy and paste both of the following nets onto thick cardboard. Carefully cut out both figures and lightly score along the lines joining each pentagon. Gently fold inwards along the scored lines for each net, creating two “bowl” like shapes[…]

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