## Mathematical Model – Compound of Five Cubes

Accession Number: 2016.mat.2

Mathematical Model – Compound of Five Cubes

This painted paper model is described in the display at the Department of Mathematics as “Compound of 5 Cubes with the vertices of a dodecahedron, each used twice, and the face-planes of a triacontahedron.”

Primary Materials: Cardboard

Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 26cm

Function: Pedagogical math model

Condition: Excellent

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: c. 1960

These models existed at the Dept. of Mathematics during the tenure of Dr. H.S.M. Coxeter, who provided the comments below.

“It is interesting to see that this is another kind of stellation. Each cube has 6 faces, so the 5 together have 30 faces, and they are in positions of the edges of a dodecahedron and icosahedron.” H.S.M. Coxeter, March 10, 2000

Donated to UTSIC: No