# Dodecahedron

Pronunciation: /doʊˌdɛk.əˈhi.drən/ Explain

 Figure 1: Regular dodecahedron

A dodecahedron is a twelve faced polyhedron.[2] A regular dodecahedron has twelve faces, each of which is a regular pentagon. A regular dodecahedron has 60 vertices.

In nature, a dodecahedron is found in the carbon molecule buckminsterfullerine. A carbon atom is at each vertex of a dodecahedron in a molecule of buckminsterfullerine.

 Figure 2: Regular dodecahedron net
Figure 2 shows the geometric net of a regular dodecahedron. For a printable regular dodecahedron net you can make yourself, click here.

### References

1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, dodecahedron. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 66. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
2. Stöcker, K.H.. The Elements of Constructive Geometry, Inductively Presented. pp 49-50. Translated by Noetling, William A.M, C.E.. www.archive.org. Silver, Burdett & Company. 1897. Last Accessed 7/3/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementsofconstr00noetrich#page/49/mode/1up. Buy the book

• McAdams, David E.. Dodecahedron Net. lifeisastoryproblem.com. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.com/explore/net_dodecahedron.pdf.

McAdams, David E. Dodecahedron. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/dodecahedron.html.

### Revision History

12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)