Folding up John Golden’s “stained glass”

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Yesterday we did a project on the shape in the picture above:

John Golden’s “stained glass”

In a comment Golden wondered what the shape would look like if it was folded up – great idea!

Here’s what the boys thought of the shape:

older son first:

and my younger son:

There is also an incomplete dodecahderon hiding in the shape – the boys didn’t see it, but you can see the top 6 pentagons and the bottom one in the 2nd video when I spin the shape.

If you like this project, but don’t have a Zometool set, don’t worry, there’s a very similar project here:

Our projects with this shape are linked below:

Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes

Paula Beardell Krieg’s Puff Boxes – day 2″

One thought on “Folding up John Golden’s “stained glass”

  1. Oh do I want to see that fractal pentagonal pyramid in real life. Awesome!

    Also love how much mathematical thought comes from your asking ‘anything else?’ and making space.

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