|The Regular Dodecahedron|
The regular dodecahedron has twelve regular pentagonal faces. It is one of the five Platonic solids.
Click here to download the net.
To build this model, note that two tabs sometimes share an edge at vertices of the net where three pentagons meet. If you cut along these edges and glue these pairs of tabs first, you should see how to complete the model.
You may notice that this is not the usual net for the regular dodecahedron. What can you learn by comparing it with the net for the convex irregular pentagonal dodecahedron?
|© 2004-8 vincent j matsko||vmatsko(at)imsa.edu||illinois mathematics and science academy||last modified Feb 2008|