Playing with Geometric Shapes

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers! Just do the best you can. By the time you complete the course, you will know them all!

Identify these Platonic Solids

1. In ancient Greece, the CUBE represented earth. Circle the shape that is a CUBE:

2. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces in a CUBE:________

3. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces at each vertex of a CUBE:______

4. In ancient Greece, the OCTOHEDRON represented air. Circle the shape that is an OCTOHEDRON:

5. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces in an OCTOHEDRON:_______

6. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces at each vertex of an OCTOHEDRON:______

7. In ancient Greece, the TETRAHEDRON represented fire. Circle the shape that is a TETRAHEDRON:

8. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces in a TETRAHEDRON:_______

9. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces at each vertex of a TETRAHEDRON:______

10. In ancient Greece, the ICOSAHERON represented water. Circle the Shape that is an ICOSAHEDRON:

11. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces in an ICOSAHEDRON:________

12. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces at each vertex of an ICOSAHEDRON: _______

13. In ancient Greece, the DODECAHEDRON was the most perfect solid. Circle the Shape that is a DODECAHEDRON:

14. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces in a DODECAHEDRON:______

15. (Fill in the Blank) Number of faces at each vertex of a DODECAHEDRON:_____

16. Draw a tessellation in the space below:

Lines of Symmetry

17. Draw 2 lines of symmetry in the shapes below:

18. Shade in a design that is symmetrical: