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Paper Polyhedra in Colour Mathematical Model Book - Tarquin

A classic collection of models to make to learn more about shape and geometrical relationships.

Start by making the Platonic Solids - the five fundamental regular polyhedra which lie at the heart of all three-dimensional geometry. 

Then continue by making the other ten models, each of which is related to at least one and sometimes several of the Platonic Solids. Some are true regular polyhedra whilst others are developed from them:

  • Pentagram Polyhedron
  • Two tetrahedra within a cube
  • Spiky Cuboctahedron
  • Edge Dodecahedron
  • Polycube
  • Edge Cuboctahedron
  • Sparred Cuboctahedron
  • Intersecting Cube & Octahedron
  • Truncated Tetrahedron
  • Edge Octahedron

All the models show a very high degree of symmetry and harmony. The colours and shades often indicate surfaces which are parallel and help to draw attention to other geometrical relationships within the model.

To introduce each of the models, there is a two-sided card which draws attention to some of its features. Cut them out and keep them with your collection.

ISBN 9781899618231