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Tessellating the Sphere with Regular Polygons

Hortensia Soto-Johnson, Dawn Bechthold 

March 2004, Volume 97, Issue 3, Page 165

Abstract:
Why spherical triangles, squares, and pentagons are the only shapes that will tessallate a sphere. Includes instructions for the tilings.

Keywords:
Article
3-D Shapes
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Teacher
Manipulatives
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Surface Area