When I was a kid I read The Phantom Tollbooth. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with dodecahedrons because that’s about the coolest name ever. That’s a twelve-sided, three dimensional figure like this.
Isn’t that a great picture by Mag3737
Here are a few more favorite geometric shapes.
Buckminster Fullerene or Buckyball
60 Carbon molecule in the shape we now use for a soccer ball!.
This, of course, is the geek’s favorite, the 20-sided die! It’s also the head of some bacteriophages, like T4.
Who doesn’t love a rhombus? Who knows what a rhombus is?
A rhombus, by the way, is four equal sides, no specifications about the angles.
Finally, here’s a fun page to tell you the names of any polygon up to 100 sides that you want to name. I’m quite fond of Heptacontakaitetragon.
Do you have a favorite geometric shape?Mathematical Monday