Over the last three weeks Alexi Olson, Taisha Howard, Danielle Pugh, Miranda Tarter, Brookelyn Smith, and Danielle Downey of Barnett elementary folded and put together a trihectohexacontagon. A trihectohexacontagon uses 360 pieces of multicolored paper, and is about the size of a beach ball. Each piece of the trihectohexacontagon is carefully folded and added into the project. The girls spent about 30 minutes a day over the course of the three weeks to complete the project. This is like making your own huge Rubik’s Cube.
All of the girls attend Barnett Elementary and are in Mrs. Olson’s 6th grade class. Mrs. Olson challenged the girls to construct the trihectohexacontagon, instead of the normal 12 piece dodecahedron because no one in her class has ever completed one. These girls are proud to be the first to complete this trihectohexacontagon and love to have Mrs. Olson as a teacher.