Everybody is posting end of the year stuff, so I’ll throw in my favorite math project. A dodecahedron memory ornament. A what? Ha ha.
A dodecahedron is a 12-sided geometric ball (or “geo ball”, as my friend Laurie calls it). Copy two sheets of the pattern for each student on white cardstock. Ordinary paper is too flimsy. Kiddos decorate all of the pentagons before cutting them out. You can give them a theme, or just have them draw or write special memories of the year.
Each student makes their own ornament, but I also have the kids decorate pentagons that I put together into my own memory dodecahedron, which you see pictured. You can either fold the flaps in or out. As you can see from the picture, I like them out. I think it’s also easier for the kids.
|Click on the picture for the pattern. You need two sheets for each student.|
|Dodecahedron Memory Ornament|
|Want more geo fun? Click on this picture to visit a website with AWESOME foldable nets.|