Math Monday: Geometric Fruit Carvings
OCTOBER 4, 2010

by George Hart

What could be a better centerpiece for your dessert table than a polyhedral cantaloupe? Try making this “Leonardo style” dodecahedron in which the edges are solid and the faces are open.

Vi Hart Dodecamelon

To warm up for it, you might first want to make all five Platonic solids from apples.

Vi Hart Applatonicsolids

Vi Hart gives step-by-step instructions for these and other mathematical fruit carving activities here. What other mathematical food constructions can you devise?

This article first appeared on Make: Online, October 4, 2010.

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