Mathematical Model – Truncated Icosahedron

Coxeter Collection · Mathematics

Accession Number: 2016.mat.7

Instrument Name: Truncated Icosahedron


A “ball and stick” type model in the form of the carbon molecule c60, Buckminsterfullerene (bucky-ball), or soccer ball. It comprises 60 vertices and 90 edges. 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons form the sides.

The model is made from wooden sticks with coloured plastic balls at the vertices.

Alternative Name: Buckminsterfullerene

Primary Materials: Wood, Plastic


A small label with number “34″ is affixed to the model.

Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 31 cm

Function: Pedagogical math model.

Condition: Excellent

Manufacturer: Unknown

Donated to UTSIC: No