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Soccer Ball

Get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) with this fun hands-on collaborative project. Typically done during a Family Math Night event, this project can also be done in the classroom. The best part is, each person is individually represented in the final product!

Participants will learn how a soccer ball design is based on a truncated icosahedron through an introduction to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry. They will create one of the panels of the truncated icosahedron which will be used to construct a soccer ball with a 13 inch diameter.

    Items included:
  • list of materials needed
  • mathematical background
  • mathematical vocabulary
  • table tent with step-by-step directions
  • pentagon template
  • hexagon template
  • icosahedron template
  • classroom engineering challenge
  • link to the video version of the lesson
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