Geometry and Art with a Circle Cutter

Roberta La Haye
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 425–428 Short Papers


This paper draws attention to a method for constructing polyhedra such as the Platonic solids from circles. The construction method naturally segues into exploring and reinforcing various geometric concepts from the elementary to the university level. Practical, pedagogical and aesthetic reasons for using a circle cutter to construct polyhedra are discussed.