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Teaching High School Mathematics

Genius Mistake

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So apparently a mistake by a genius makes them even more of a genius. I’ll definitely be using this quote in class the next time I make a mistake.
This Scientific American arcticle is an interesting article about one of Davinci’s drawings.

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Davinci drew this star strapped rhombioctahedron which is very cool, however he drew some square pyramids where some triangular pyramids should be and vise-versa. I was inspired to create the same figure with paper and looked online for a net to cut out. I couldn’t find one, so I found a net for a square pyramid and made some adjustments. Then I printed out the pieces and got to work.

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I tried to attach all the parts first, but it was quite difficult to picture and things started to overlap. So, I just built most of the solid one pyramid at a time. The finished product moves around a bit. If I created this again I would make a rhombioctahedron first and then add the pyramids.

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