07 May 2011

Playing Card Polyhedra

I found this waiting for me when I got to my desk Friday morning, and just about shat my pants.

I’d been talking to three students the day before, and had shown them a printed out image of one of these constructions from this site.
One of them, using only the photo I’d given her, proceeded to go home and build the damn thing. Um, yeah. Math and being a teacher pretty much rule. More pictures:

It’s built using no glue whatsoever, and every one of the sixty cards is cut in exactly the same way.