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Just a few examples of math crafts on sale at etsy....

Perhaps studying for 4/C has got you stressed out. What you need is a Chi-square plushie.

Perhaps what you need for meditative purposes is a Sierpinski tetrahedron or an icosohedral cluster.

Then there's your new pal, plush pi, who will give you support as you make your own soma cube.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have some sierpinski shawls to crochet.
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The figure in that picture has Hausdorff dimension 3. I do not believe it is a Sierpinski tetrahedron.
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The figure in that picture has Hausdorff dimension 3. I do not believe it is a Sierpinski tetrahedron.
I believe you can't actually make a fractal as it's a mathematical abstraction.

Besides, quantum limits would get in the way.

THAT SAID: This looks like a fun jungle gym.
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Their "Icosohedral Cluster" is very . . .um. . .dodecahedral.


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Just saying. . .
Hmmm, I was thinking it was a truncated icosahedron, perhaps.

Eh, I was never good at solid geometry. Easier to keep it in the plane.
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Uh.... no. I've played it once. For one session. That was more than enough for me.
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You need to find a better D&D group.
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Aren't math crafts forbidden by the Bible?
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Though shalt not make a graven truncated icosahedron?

Was that in Numbers?
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