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The Platonic Solids and Polyhedra

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Author:Paul Flavin
Description: The 5 Platonic Solids and one odd-ball polyhedron (a soccer ball). The kinship among the polyhedra is reflected in a 'family photo'. The polyhedra are laid out in a triangular pattern, with the tetrahedron alone in its row, joined with the other Platonic Solids in ascending and descending arcs. The Platonic Solids can be named by an integer pair {n,m} where "n" and "m" are the number of edges on each face and the number of faces that meet at each corner, respectively.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Math Topics: Polyhedra

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