Truncated Cube

Develop cognitive and geometric abilities through paper model building

A truncated cube, also known as a truncated hexahedron, is an Archimedean solid comprised of 6 regular octagonal faces, 8 regular triangular faces, 24 vertices and 36 edges. It is a moderately difficult model to construct.

Tab and fold lines are available on the model but can be hidden if you do not want them. The outline is always present, but can be minimized to a very thin, light line so that it does not show up on the physical model. A small preview of the model also appears on the sheet, but you may want to hide this if you think it gives away too much to the student.

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