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A Plethora of Polyhedra

This interactive Java applet allows users to explore many types of polyhedra including the Platonic and Archimedean solids, as well as prisms and pyramids among other more advanced shapes. The shape can be rotated and viewed as a solid or a frame. Other tabs allow the user to use slider bars to animate cutting, unfolding to form nets, and other modeling options including truncating the shape. A link is also provided for a printable net of the shape. The resource loads on PC's only.
Contributed by: Humberto José Bortolossi - Author, Universidade Federal Fluminense - Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Measurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeInteractive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorHumberto José Bortolossi - Author, Universidade Federal Fluminense - Publisher
    • Publication Date2010
    • RightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5)
    • AccessFree access
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