enter image description hereMy daughter is in the first grade, and I'm having a good deal of fun trying to determine the shapes of irregular geometric solids. I'm stuck on the good, old beanbag.
Here are the parameters.
- Theoretically, it's a rectangular prism, a cuboid of sorts.
- But when I sewed it (it was originally two 2-dimensional pieces of cloth, and turned it inside out it became not square but octagonal (b/c we didn't push out the edges all the way).
- Then we filled it (with beans), and it makes a hexagonal pillow shape as seen in the pictures.
- I'm working on trying to determine the correct nomenclature for, using things things like lists of polyhedra, but the "roundness" of the bag, its "convex elongated"? quality makes me wonder what, really, is is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_uniform_polyhedra
- Essentially, it's like giving a name to a kind of pillow. I tried to post photos here but was unable to...
Any thoughts are most helpful! Thanks, Julie