Explore polyhedra and tessellations while creating colorful works of art
Version: 3.1.3Learn about polyhedra and tilings while creating colorful kinematic art. Flat style lets you create traditional polyhedra, while curved style smooths your polyhedra into tilings of the sphere, Euclidean plane or hyperbolic plane.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Decorate your work with your own pictures, or use the built-in pictures and color palettes. Within each symmetry group, any polyhedron or tiling morphs to any other; for example, you may morph a dodecahedron to an icosahedron, confirming that they share the same symmetries.
KaleidoTile is intended mainly for grades 9-12, but has also found use in middle schools (for introducing symmetry through art) and even in college geometry courses (for studying symmetry groups).
KaleidoTile comes with a set of questions on Tilings and Symmetry for small group investigation.