We did a fun project earlier in the week inspired by Dave Richeson’s book:
That project is here:
During the project the kids had a little trouble counting the verticies, edges, and faces of one of the complex shapes. We solved the problem with our Zometool set, but I wanted to try a different approach and printed the shapes again:
So, with these shapes I went through the project again. First a quick review:
Next, now that we have shapes that fit together, can we count the faces, verticies, and edges?
My younger son was still having a little bit of trouble seeing the number of edges, so we slowed down a bit:
Finally we did a quick recap of how the cube helped us. I was trying to get the boys to think about the shape without touching it, but wasn’t super successful.
This was a fun 2nd look at the F – E + V = 2 formula. We’ll be doing more projects based on Richeson’s book throughout the summer.