Teaching a Course on Polyhedra - Abstract

Vincent J. Matsko
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2001)
Pages 345–345


Developing a three-dimensional intuition is important in many disciplines. Chemists, architects, computer engineers, physicists, and mathematicians, to name a few, rely on three-dimensional geometry. However, many students choosing such majors in college are ill-prepared in this regard. In many cases, their exposure to three-dimensional geometry has been minimal. When they have had modules in geometry, often the teacher was just one step ahead of the student.