Yesterday I stumbled on George Hart’s website and found some neat ideas to play around with using our Zometool set:
After seeing these pages my younger son and I built one of the models and talked about it:
Today we explored the shape a bit more by building an icosidodecahedron and comparing it to the shape from yesterday:
Two wrap up today we looked at how spherical the icosidodecahedron is. I would have like to do the same exercise for the “zonish polyhedra” we were look at, but I’m not sure how to calculate the volume of that shape.
This was a really fun project – it is absolutely amazing how easy it is to explore 3d geometry with a Zometool set!