This is an extension of section 11.2, “Surface Area of a Cylinder”. Students developed formulas for finding the surface area of various platonic solids: cylinders, spheres, square-based pyramids, rectangular prisms and cones. 33 more words

## Tags » Platonic Solids

#### The Fibonacci Numbers and the Platonic Solids May 4 by Paul Bevan

As we mentioned within the previous post,the 24 reduced Fibonacci numbers when placed around a circle, visibly generate the form of the 5 Platonic solids. 606 more words

#### What Is A Platonic Solid?

There is a television game show called “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” I’ve always felt I was, so I have never bothered to watch it. 599 more words

#### Platonic solids

Last night, just as I was about to hop into bed, I was forced to endure a lesson on platonic solids. And no, unfortunately platonic solids have nothing to do with sex or lack of. 285 more words

#### Introducing: Elemetria - A Game of Platforms and Platonic Solids

March 14th (3/14) celebrates Pi Day in honor of everyone’s favorite mathematical constant, and this year is extra special as we’ll never get a closer representation of the irrational number through timekeeping, up to 10 digits in length (3/14/15 at 9:26:53). 259 more words

#### 2015 Challenges Week Seven: Jack

Right, back to normal. For now.

This week’s challenge was to expand on an already existing skill: origami. More specifically, modular origami. I’ve always been interested in origami, well at least as long as I can remember. 247 more words