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Author:Jill Britton
Description: Full-page printable nets of each of the regular polyhedra, decorated with individual surface tessellations in full color. A higher-resolution black-and-white version of each tessellated net appears in Polyhedra Pastimes, by Jill Britton, published by Dale Seymour. The book accompanies Britton's "Polyhedra Pastimes," a page of annotated links to 30 activities on polyhedra chosen from a variety of Web sites. Link topics include: regular polygons/polyhedra and tessellations; regular polyhedra nets; Euler's formula; duality and symmetry; history and applications; pyramids and prisms; Golden Ratio; stellations of regular polyhedra; origami star building; tetrahedron kite; polyhedra bubbles; Archimedean solids; polyhedra of M. C. Escher; kaleidocycles; icosahedron globes; geodesics; and buckyballs.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Link Listings
Math Topics: Polyhedra, Triangles and Other Polygons, Symmetry/Tessellations

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