You want to make each of the 5 Platonic solids and colour the faces
so that, in every case, no two faces which meet along an edge have
the same colour.
A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular
and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a
bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?
Make a ball from triangles!
Consider a cube and paths
along the edges of the cube.
Mark one vertex red.
Colour other vertices red
if they can be reached from a red vertex by travelling along an
number of edges of the cube.
Colour vertices blue
if they can be reached by travelling along an odd
number of edges from a red vertex.
Is it possible to have
vertices which are both red and blue at the same time (call these
Now do the same for a
Do the same for other
solids, for example the octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron,
and prisms with different cross sections. Remember the paths must
be along the edges of the solids. Decide how to record what you
find. What property does the solid need if it is to have redblue