This Math Forum site hopes to explain what makes a polyhedron. A definition and a Java applet help users explore the five regular polyhedra to find how many faces and vertices each has, and what polygons make up the faces. There are also links to a page of information about buckyballs, stories written by students after studying polyhedra, sites with information about regular polyhedra, and other sites with information about Greece and Greek mathematicians.
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