Platonic Solids Flashcards

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Cube
A cube is another name for a hexahedron. It is a platonic solid made of squares and having three sides meeting at each corner. There are six squares in a cube.
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Tetrahedron
A tetrahedron is a platonic solid consisting of triangles, with three sides meeting at every corner. There are four triangles in a tetrahedron.
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Polygon
A polygon is a closed shape with straight sides. A triangle is an example of a polygon.
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Three-dimensional shape
A three-dimensional shape is a shape that has height, width, and depth. A cube is an example of a three-dimensional shape.
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Platonic Solid
A platonic solid is a three-dimensional shape whose sides are all the same shape, and whose corners join the same number of polygons. There are only 5 platonic solids.
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Want to impress your friends with big words like dodecahedron or icosahedron? Want to learn more about three-dimensional shapes? Want to understand geometry better? This flashcard set is for you!

These flashcards will help you remember the five unique geometric shapes called Platonic Solids. Playing dice are one example of a Platonic Solid. What are the other shapes they take? Study these flashcards to learn more!

Additional Study

Want to learn more about three-dimensional shapes? Check out these lessons:

Prisms: Definition, Area, and Volume

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What are cylinders? Definition, Area, and Volume

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If you have a test or quiz on platonic solids coming up, these flashcards will help you review. They include images of each of the shapes to help you remember what they look like.

Cones: Definition, Area, and Volume

Spheres: Definition, Area, and Volume

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Platonic Solid
A platonic solid is a three-dimensional shape whose sides are all the same shape, and whose corners join the same number of polygons. There are only 5 platonic solids.
Three-dimensional shape
A three-dimensional shape is a shape that has height, width, and depth. A cube is an example of a three-dimensional shape.
Polygon
A polygon is a closed shape with straight sides. A triangle is an example of a polygon.
Tetrahedron
A tetrahedron is a platonic solid consisting of triangles, with three sides meeting at every corner. There are four triangles in a tetrahedron.
Cube
A cube is another name for a hexahedron. It is a platonic solid made of squares and having three sides meeting at each corner. There are six squares in a cube.
Hexahedron
A hexahedron is a platonic solid made of squares and having three sides meeting in each corner. There are six squares in a hexahedron. They can also be called cubes.
Octahedron
An octahedron is a platonic solid made of triangles with four sides meeting at each corner. There are eight triangles in an octahedron.
Dodecahedron
A dodecahedron is a platonic solid made of pentagons and having three sides meeting in each corner. There are 12 pentagons in a dodecahedron.
Pentagon
A pentagon is a polygon with five sides.
Icosahedron
An Icosahedron is a platonic solid with triangles for sides and having five sides meeting in each corner. There are twenty triangles in an Icosahedron. Icosahedrons have the largest number of sides out of all the platonic solids.

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