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Plexagon - Pleated Hexagon

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Visit this site: http://paulbourke.net/geometry/plexagon/

Author:Paul Bourke, Ron Evans
Description: Plexagon is a new modular geometry based on the radial pleating of polygonal plates, and their joining or co-bracing into 3D modules. This engineering approach can form a very practical basis for modular greenhouses (using recycled plastic sheeting) and modular homes (using fibrous and metal sheeting) for the world's homeless and refugees. Plexagon is a newly identified family of hexagonal dipyramidal scanelohedra.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Architecture, Engineering

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