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[…]
Category: Polygons & Polyhedra
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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