SCIET Triangularities Model
The SCIET is a mathematical form that can be modeled by school children with folded paper. Draw four equilateral triangles on a piece of paper so that they can be cut out into connected triangles, and then folded together to make a tetrahedron. Make twenty copies, cut, fold and glue to make twenty tetrahedrons. Then join them all on a single corner point.
The resulting form illustrates that twenty stable forms can be joined to create a semi-stable form. Note that the edges diverge at a constant angle to create a corridor between the solids delineated by the five edges. The important part here is that it is not a form, but a process that is being illustrated, a process based on the geometry of space as defined by awareness reaching out from the center.
The illustrations below show the image of the PDF file that can be downloaded by clicking. When these are properly cut and assembled the serve as teaching tools for the SCIET.
The Tetrons are represented as paper tetrahedrons for illustration purposes only. When assembled they are open on one of the four sides so that the paper brace can be inserted using the rubber band to create an oppositional set.