Let's Make Another Shape

Once we got started on this, we weren't satisfied with making just one shape, so we did some exploring. The first other shape we found to make is a rhombicuboctahedron. To make this shape you need to use 24 modules. Try constructing one using the following diagrams for guidance. Each of these 3-dimensional pictures is of the same shape. A rhombicuboctahedron consists of 18 squares and 8 triangles.
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  • Can you 3-color this shape?
  • How many of each color would you use to 3-color it?
  • Can this shape be 2-colored?

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