Platonic Solids

Plato the mathematician is perhaps best known for his identification of 5 regular symmetrical 3-dimensional shapes, which he maintained were the basis for the whole universe, and which have become known as the Platonic Solids.

The Story of Mathematics

 

 

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Lessons and Activities 

Explore 3D Shape

Origami is the Japanese Art of paper folding.  Save and print each of the Polyhedra nets to practice and make your own set of Platonic Solids.

Mathematical Origami