Mathematical Origami: PHiZZ Dodecahedron

Topic Classification: Solid Geometry, Platonic Solids, Origami Tags: PHiZZ, origami, geometry, dodecahedron
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In this session we will learn 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?

Then we will make PHiZZ units and learn how to join them together to make a dodecahedron.