WELCOME TO THE POLYHEDRON WEBQUEST

 

 

 

 


YOUR TASK IS TO FIND OUT THE NAMES AND SHAPES OF SOME POLYHEDRA.

 

YOU MUST  FIND A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE POLYHEDRA, AND SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THESE SHAPES.

 

PUT ALL THESE TOGETHER IN AN ILLUSTRATED POWERPOINT PRESENTATION COVERING AT LEAST SIX POLYHEDRA.

 

 

 

You may use the following links for your research.

 

Have fun!

 

 

For a math dictionary to help you find your definitions, try the Intermath Dictionary  or the  Mathwords dictionary.

 

For general information about the shapes, the Geometric Shapes page. this Mathforum page, or the coolmath4kids page might be useful.

 

To find out what their mathematical names are (they mostly come from Greek), look here!

 

Let’s take a break!

For a really nifty game to help you recognize them, try this page.

 

Back to work!

 

The geodesic gumdrop page tells you how to make polyhedra using candy! Yummmmmmmmmm

 

Interested in paper models??  Try here and here’s a reallllly cool one! Or this one!

 

 

To finish off, try a game of “Spin the Polyhedron”.