Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Product ID: Student Research Corner
Supplementary Print
High School

Folding Polyominoesto Boxes

Author: Joseph Malkevitch


The collection of squares shown in Figure 1(a) can be cut out and folded on the line segments in the interior of the diagram into a 1 x 1 x 1 cube or put differently, a 1 x 1 x 1 box;. Figure 1(b) shows a drawing of a cube meant to suggest its 3-dimensional nature.
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Consortium 119
3 pages

Mathematics Topics:

  • Geometry

Application Areas:

  • Folding Polygons to Convex Polyhedra

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