• Geometry: 2D - 3D
Polydron is a geometric construction manipulative that allows students to create 2D nets that may be folded to create 3D objects. The hinging mechanism makes it simple for students to join the pieces together. The product was created by engineer and inventor Edward Harvey in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, and has steadily built into a firm favourite in the classroom.
Typical Classroom Requirements
A class set:
Support and Complementary Materials
The Polydron website contains many support cards and lessons which can be downloaded free of charge. In addition to this resource, there is a wealth of material available on YouTube that has been supplied by helpful teachers around the world who have obviously enjoyed using this valuable resource. Note that Polydron comes in solid form (see above) and skeletal form (see below).