Project Based Learning in Geometry

One of our newer Chrysalis Students, loves building things. In his Geometry class he is studying three-dimensional objects made of polygonal faces. Instead of just reading about these shapes, our student set out to build his own, to truly experience it. There are only eighteen possible convex shaped where every face is a regular polygon.  The shape he built, a rhombicosidodecahedron, consists of twenty squares (rhombuses) and twenty triangles arrayed in an dodecahedral shape with twelve pentagons arrayed in an icosahedral shape. Who said geometry couldn’t be fun?

Rhombicosidodecahedron    Geometry