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|Buy models constructed from stiff 65-lb colored cover stock; or, from the page Go to Nuts About Nets! order prints of polychora nets. Symmetric figures in solid geometry have fascinated people since ancient times. Early Egyptians played with icosahedral dice, and the five regular solids were well known to the mysterious Pythagoreans of classical Greece, who named such figures "polyhedra." Other symmetric solids were discovered by Archimedes. Johannes Kepler discovered the first star solids, and geometers of the 19th and 20th centuries found many more. The aesthetic value of such objects was not lost on artists of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, who used them in their works of art and architecture. Today, a small group of dedicated model-makers continues this gentle, age-old art, producing figures of striking intricacy and beauty."|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College, Research|
|Resource Types:||Graphics, Manipulatives|
|Math Topics:||Polyhedra, History and Biography, Art, Architecture|
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