Paper Polyhedra

For this challenge, you will build a paper polyhedra! How can 2D shapes fit together to make 3D objects?

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key terms

polygon: (noun) flat, two dimensional shape, with straight sides

geometry: (noun) a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids

polyhedra: (noun) three dimensional shape that is formed by two dimensional polygons (plural polyhedrons)

engineering: (noun) process of creating and building structures, products, and systems by using math and science


design a solution

generate an idea

Come up with your own design or find a plan/instructions online.

design and build a prototype

Build your polyhedra! What material could you use to make it more creative?

share your idea

Film a short (Max 2 min video) pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to tag us!

example solutions

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