'Platonic solids' are regular polyhedrons. They are the three-dimensional (solid) equivalent of the convex regular polygons. There are only five such figures (shown below). They are unique in that the faces, edges and angles are all congruent.The beauty and symmetry of the Platonic solids have made them a favourite subject of mathematicians for thousands of years. They are named after the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.
TETRAHEDRON: 4 Vertices  6 Edges  4 Faces
CUBE:       8 Vertices  12 Edges  6 Faces
OCTAHEDRON: 6 Vertices  12 Edges  8 Faces
DODECAHEDRON: 20 Vertices  30 Edges  12 Faces
ICOSAHEDRON: 6 Vertices  12 Edges  8 Faces
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SHIVA Charity (UK) puts these free educational pages on its web site in order to be used primarily in Nepal, Sri  Lanka, and Darjeeling, India, where lessons are mostly repetitive "chalk and talk" and curriculum restrained. We are involved in teachers' resources training there, and hope that schools in the UK and elsewhere will support SHIVA Charity's cause with funding. Please visit our main pages to see the work we do, and how we raise money for individual projects and for child sponsorship.