Silva Chang took the lead in developing this circle session on Origami for the 2011 Circle on the Road workshop.
Mathematical Origami: PHiZZ Dodecahedron
In this session we learned how to make a dodecahedron using Tom Hull’s PHiZZ modular origami units.
We begin with a discussion of the Platonic solids.
- What is a Platonic solid?
- Why are there only five solids?
- How many vertices, faces and edges does each solid have?
Apprentices: Leszek Gawarecki, Maria Acosta, Marta Eso
Audience: This session is for middle schoolers who have a basic knowledge of geometry concepts like angles and polygons. Older students who would like to learn how to make PHiZZ origami sculptures are also welcome.