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Naming 3d shapes

Discussion in 'Primary' started by CB123, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. CB123

    CB123 New commenter

    I was wondering if anyone can help me name some shapes which my children have made today. They were all 3d.
    One was made up of 8 hexagons and 6 squares (is this just a dodecahedron, or do all the faces have to be the same for it to be called this)

    Another was 12 pentagons (again, is it a dodecahedron??)

    Finally a shape was made up of 8 triagular pyramids fixed together.

    Sorry, I know this is vague but not sure how else to describe them
  2. CB123

    CB123 New commenter

    I think Ive now found the third one - its a stella octahedral
  3. ah - lovely isn't it?
    if you ever get the chance to go to the science museum, head for the maths galleries - the various 3d shapes are amazing

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