Flipbook Polyhedra

Andrea Hawksley and Scott Duke Kominers
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 619–624


We present a flipbook exercise that helps students visualize relationships between polyhedra that share symmetry groups. Students draw progressive truncations of regular polyhedra, and these drawings are combined into animated flipbooks of the transformations. Extensions of our exercise can demonstrate other geometric operations, such as stellation and dualization.