|Polyhedra Pastimes, the second book in the Investigating
Patterns series, allows you to open up your students' minds to the
amazing world of polyhedra. Students will transform sheets of paper into
cubes and icosahedra. They will enjoy making tetrahedron kites and kaleidocycles.
They will learn about Platonic solids not by seeing pictures or models
of them, but by actually building them on their own.
Thirty teacher-friendly activities will enable you to guide your class through topics like Euler's formula, the Golden Ratio, and Archimedean solids. The incorporation of a variety of visual experiences allows students to understand the math and have fun, all at the same time!
SupplementExtensive educational links on the Internet, in chapter/activity order, may be found at this site to supplement the activities in this book.
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