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Here’s a great idea for decorating your Maths Classroom for the festive season – Polyhedra and Geometrical Solids!

A friend of mine had her class make various three dimensional solids out of colored paper, and then hung these up along the wall of her classroom.

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As well as making the actual shapes, students also wrote some witty mathematical christmas greetings onto their solids.

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Additional witty greetings not shown here are:

Santa finds all the houses, he uses the Distributive Law to make sure!

Giving is Greater Than Receiving

Joy, Giving, and Celebration – The Christmas Triangle

Don’t be Mean and say anything Negative

Y is it called Xmas ?

Rise early and Run to the Tree!

Santa told me that Al G. Bra has been a very good boy!

Making the Shapes

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Plenty of free Net Layouts can be found on the Internet for building the shapes, and the shapes shown in these photos were made from materials available at the following websites:

http://www.worksheetworks.com/math/geometry/polyhedra.html

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Finally thanks to Ms Fatima Nazar and her students for sharing this great idea on Passy’s World.

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Note that students appearing in this post are under the age of 18, and have had their parents sign standard “Model Release” forms, granting permission for the images of the students to appear in this lesson.

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