Geometry Solids Project: Creating a Die

I am looking to attempt this project with my students starting in a few weeks. I am still working out details and testing it, but I would love feedback.

Objective: 

Students design and create a non-cube die of their choosing using either 3D printing, crocheting, (or something else?)

Definitions: 

Polyhedron: a solid formed by plane faces

Dice: A solid object that can be rolled and land on one of n-sides. Each side is labeled a number or other symbol(s). 

Deliverables

ItemFormatDetailsDueDone?
ProposalGoogle FormWhat polyhedron?What material?Who you are working with (if anyone)? 
*Everyone must submit a form, even if you are working in pairs*
Digital 3D Model.spl fileUse tinkercad.com to design your dice. It must include the polyhedron listed in your proposal, but you may combine it with other polyhedrons.
Play with the number of sides, steps and other settings to create your die.
Paper/cardboard NetFlat net and folded netDrawing of net(s?) and calculations (perhaps showing multiple approaches for calculating?)Find Area (in general terms, and then with a specific size that you plan to make)
SummaryPaper
 AND 
Google Classroom
Stats/Calculations: 
-Surface Area of Net (General and specific)
-Volume of paper (General and specific)
-Print/Crochet speed (in. of material/minute?)
-Length yarn/filament used 
-Something with the probabilities/fair and unfair dice???

Reflection: 
-It is impossible to create a perfect physical polyhedron. In what ways is yours an approximation? In what ways is yours an accurate representation?
-What did you learn during this project about your medium? About polyhedrons?
-Discuss the math behind constructing your die
-What surprised you during this project?
-What are you most proud of from this project?
DiePhysical ObjectPossibilities:
1. 3D printed
Crafting Days: Research/learning about how 3D printers work, beginning prints

2. Crochet/Knit
Crafting Days: Time to work on your project and troubleshoot together

3.Something else that you think would be cool? Talk to your teacher!
After Project SurveyGoogle formGetting your feedback!
  • Questions for those reading this:
    • How does this read? Is it logical? What questions are you left with?
    • How would you assess this? What would you include in a rubric?
    • What should the presentations/celebration at the end of the project look like?
      • Possibilities: gallery walk, verbal presentation, giving feedback to each other, playing dice games…?
    • Any ideas for extensions to this/other mathematics to explore
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