All these thirteen names make your head spin when you see them for the first time. However, it is possible to sort things out, understand and remember them.
| Truncated tetrahedron
To create a collection of polyhedra, we need to adhere to certain conditions, so that sizes will be comparable and models can easily be compared with each other.
One of the options is to create a model which fits into the sphere of the standard sizes. Then all 13 polyhedra will look like this:
Another option is to set up the same length for the side of all the polygons which will be used in the model. The proportion of polygons with the same side length is:
This is what the collection of polyhedra with the same side length will look like:
Nets for all thirteen Archimedes polyhedra can be found in the kit "Magic Edges":
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