1. Your group will plan and construct models of five (5)
buildings for your city. The destroyed buildings included the
high school, bank, theater, court house and the art museum.
2. Each of the five building models will be a different Platonic
3. You will use links in the "resources" section of this
WebQuest to learn about Plato and the Platonic Solids.
4. Each building will be named using the name of the Platonic
Solid; for example, "Tetrahedron Taxi Station," etc.
5. The building models will be arranged on poster board in a
layout that represents your city model.
6. Your group will discover how many faces, vertices, and
edges each Platonic Solid has and will create a spreadsheet
that shows your discoveries.
7. You will complete an individual journal entry after each
work session, with one entry devoted to answering the
question, "Who was Plato, anyway?"
8. I will provide you with the following:
1.) assistance and explanations as needed; 2.) time on the
computer to research; 3.) time on the computer to create the
spreadsheet; 4.) a packet of supplies that will include the
patterns for each Platonic Solid, a summary sheet that will
help you solidify your understandings of each Platonic Solid,
journal pages, the rubric that will be used to score your final
products; 5.) classtime; and 6.) a check list. The rest is up to
9. Summary: As a group, you will be responsible for two final
1.) a model of your city with each of the five Platonic Solids
represented; and 2.) a spreadsheet that shows how many
faces, vertices and edges that each Platonic Solid has.
As an individual, you will be responsible for 1.) a math
journal that includes a page for each work session and 2.) one
page devoted to answering the question, "Who was Plato,
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