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Building Polyhedra

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Overview

Construct a dodecagon calendar showing all twelve months.

Students can make the truncated icosahedron and then disassemble it to create new and different dimensional geometric shapes. Building a truncated icosahedron (soccer ball) is a great math learning experience.

Grade Level: 3-5

Students acquire knowledge and skills while assembling various polyhedra from a simple cube or pyramid to building a more complicated dodecahedron, truncated octahedron or truncated icosahedron.