May 1 – 121.

This month I’ll explore 4 of Jeffrey Renwick Weeks’ geometry and topological software, one per week. Jeff is a MacArthur fellow, a mathematician, a geometric topologist and a cosmologist. He developed several interactive math-visualization software with the support of the National Science Foundation. The programs I’ll be using can be found on his site at: http://geometrygames.org

Program #1 KaleidoTile – “The temple’s whisperers”. Truncated octahedron, 3 symmetries. A truncated octahedron is a 14-faces Archimedean solid. Each of its faces has point symmetry.