Comments on the Models
The little polyhedra are a convenient size and weight to hold and admire. They glitter beautifully in the sunshine and the colours are pleasing.
—H. S. M. Coxeter
They are very beautiful and much admired.
—H. M. Cundy
They are really beautiful.
—Professor Malcolm Adams
They are beautiful.
Awesome die-cast solids! I’ve been working in a virtual space with software for so long, it’s good to feel real physical mathematical models for a change.
I like them very much.
—Professor William Fulton
—Professor Emeritus Joseph L. Doob
—Professor Vincent J. Matsko
They look wonderful.
I have your models on my desk and many visitors are amazed by their beauty and utility.
—Professor István Hargittai
They are really cute.
—Professor Michèle Audin
It’s handy to have these precise little models that you can take out of your pocket and pass around the classroom.
—Professor George W. Hart
They are lovely!
—Professor Josef Lauri
They arrived yesterday and look great!
—Professor J. W. (Bill) Bruce
Got the polyhedra—wow! They are wonderful. I may be purchasing some more sets. Much appreciated!
—Professor Joseph O’Rourke
I was happy to see that they are very juggle-able.
—Professor David J. Wright
—Professor Emeritus R. P. Burn
The polyhedra models made by Pedagoguery Software are just the thing to stimulate thought and exploration among students of any age. What properties have shapes, as different as these, in common? By playing with them, running your finger over their boundaries and turning them around in the light, insight is sparked.
—Robert L. Kaplan
Your polyhedral creations arrived while I was in California, and I am delighted to have them. For my book, ‘Math and the Mona Lisa,’ I had created images of the five basic polyhedral solids—in addition to a number of truncated, tessellated and stellated variations—using MATHEMATICA. I am delighted to have in my possession now the tangible solid forms in hand. They are indeed beautifully engineered and a wonder to hold.
—Professor Bulent Atalay
They are beautiful!
—Professor Jack Graver
The solids arrived yesterday, and they are BEAUTIFUL! I also liked the nice packaging.
—Professor Eli Maor
They are excellent.
—Professor Peter M. Higgins
Your models arrived yesterday and they are beautiful. It is startling how crisp the corners are, particularly on the tetrahedron. They are a terrific addition to my exhibit.
—Professor Michael Henle
They are beautiful little objects and I’ll make good use of them in my courses.
—Professor Robert Edward Lewand
The models arrived this morning. They are in perfect shape and look great.
—Professor Jean-Pierre Tignol
These are beautiful objects to behold. I was reminded of the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson when he said: ‘We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end. which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.’; These Polyhedra are beautiful because they are simple; they have no superfluous parts; they exactly answer their ends; they stand related to all things; they represent the mean of many extremes.
—Professor S. J. Abas
It is a special pleasure to have these handsome specimens on my desk.
—Dr. Peter Pesic
The polytopes arrived. They look awesome.
—Professor Alexander Barvinok
These models are not only a delight for all geometers but also for all aesthetes who are lucky enough to see them and any person of sensibility who is lucky enough to touch them.
—Professor Emeritus Peter Hilton and Professor Jean Pedersen
—Professor Emeritus Norman W. Johnson
—Professor Ian Stewart
The models have arrived safely and are very nice indeed. Very tactile!
—Dr. Julian R. Havil
They are little gems!
—Professor John A. Adam
The models are lovely—my colleagues are delighted with the set I have given to the Department of Mathematics.
—Professor Victor E. Hill IV