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## Revision as of 08:01, 24 January 2009

**Objective:**
Learn to identify the Platonic solids, and discover some of their properties.

- Look at Escher’s Reptiles (Magic of M.C. Escher #307). What platonic solid is the focal point of this picture?
- Look at Escher’s Crystal (Magic of M.C. Escher #170). It is built out of two intersecting platonic solids. Which two are they?
- Look at Dali’s The Last Supper. What platonic solid forms the window?
- Fill out the following table:
Shape # of vertices # of edges # of faces Tetrahedron Cube Octahedron Dodecahedron Icosahedron - Find mathematical patterns in the table.

**Handin:**
A sheet with answers to all questions.