Do you know an octahedron?
Octahedron has 8 sides on the surface.

A cuboctahedron is a polyhedron formed by slicing the corners off a cube at the midpoint of its edges.

Try drawing one in a cube with the edge of 5 cm.

How many sides do the cuboctahedron have?

7 thoughts on “Cuboctahedron”

  1. Yeaayyyyyy Monica……..thanks for answering this……

    Please submit to me your sketch of the cuboctahedron from a cube with the edge of 5 cm in jpeg format or swf format 🙂 I would be very happy 🙂

  2. Well, a cuboctahedron is a 14-sides-three dimensional figure which composed with 8 triangles and 6 squares. Basically, a cuboctahedron can be compressed into an octahedron.

  3. Ma’am Hedy,

    Is it 14 sides?

    I got it by drawing and found out with the description as following:
    Eight : 3-sided
    Six : 4-sided

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