The last two weeks of the program made extensive use of the Geometry Center. The students met at the Geometry Center five times to use the Center's facilities and Center-produced software. As a closing group project of the solids unit, the students constructed what we believe to be the world's largest icosahedron built out of paper. (The icosahedron stands just under six feet tall!) This event was covered by two television stations and a newspaper. The icosahedron, the symbol of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), was prominently displayed at the MAA booth at Mathfest, the joint summer meeting of the MAA and the American Mathematical Society.
Sample curriculum is available from the author upon request. We also will provide copies of the software (kalii and kaleidotile) that we used in the course. The software runs on Macintoshes and on certain UNIX workstations.
Author: Frederick J. Wicklin <email@example.com>
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Created: Summer 1994 --- Last modified: Jul 21 1996
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