The Platonic Solids Book
Adapted from the
computer-animated video, Platonic Solid Rock, The Platonic Solids Book combines
beautiful 3-D computer graphics with an insightful and entertaining journey
through the mathematics and recreations of polyhedra. Paper templates and
detailed instructions guide the reader through the construction of the Platonic
solids, the compounds of the Platonic solids, and an origami star polyhedron.
The reader is led through an exploration of the philosophical nature of
mathematics in the contexts of polyhedra. Chapters end with guiding questions
for the reader to ponder. Finally, an appendix contains six lesson plans that
can be adapted to teach students from elementary school through college. The
Platonic Solids Book is an excellent textbook, reference book, teacher's
resource, and recreational reading for the amateur or seasoned geometer.
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