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ERIC Number: EJ775051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Polyhedra in Poland
Pawlikowski, Piotr
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n204 p23-26 Sep 2007
Polish students learn about Platonic solids in the final year of secondary grammar school, but in such a way that few perceive the beauty of this branch of mathematics. An average student associates polyhedra with calculating lengths and angles in a cube, cuboid or pyramid. But for the author, 3-D geometry is the branch of mathematics that shows the beauty of tangible physical forms--as well as the beauty of mathematical reasoning. Here, the author gives a personal account of his adventure and relationship with polyhedra and shares how he popularised the making of models of polyhedra in Poland.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland