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Paper Models
Fun with Mathematics

Author: Lutz Pietschker
Version: 2010-12-31

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This is a collection of models that are related to mathematics and the curious and beautiful things you can do with it:

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Doris Schattschneider and Wallace Walker have created a beautiful book in which they combine polyhedral constructions with the beautiful drawings and tesselation figures of Maurits Cornelis Escher. The book contains 15 pre-punched models and explains the mathematical background and the reasons why the motifs were chosen for the polyhedra.
(German edition: Taco, Berlin 1987, ISBN 3-89268-013-2, copyright Schattschneider and Walker 1977)

The icosahedron shows a flurry of butterflies.

The tetrahedron shows crawling reptiles in three colours. None of them is complete on a single face.
Freaky mythical figures populate the faces of the octahedron.


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, last change 2013-03-18