Skip to content # I See Platonic solids In Your Future

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# Beckmann, S. (2013). Mathematics for elementary teachers with activities (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education.

Hajra, Sayonita Ghosh. (2020). I See Platonic solids In Your Future. In S. Kohli (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/i-see-platonic-solids-in-your-future

Contributor(s): Sayonita Ghosh Hajra

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What is the three-dimensional shape inside the classic Mattel Magic 8-Ball toy? This hands-on activity explores the intriguing fact that there are only five different types of Platonic solids, whereas there are infinitely many regular polygons.
This session is also suitable for student math circles or the classroom.