# Small Stellated Dodecahedron

**Properties of the small stellated dodecahedron: Number of faces, edges and dihedral angle measure**

**(Be sure to check out the similarities between this and the great stellated dodecahedron!)**

**We can look at the small stellated dodecahedron in two different ways:**

The small stellated dodecahedron is simply 12 stars, called pentagrams, intersected in a special way.
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As we've seen with the other stellated polyhedra, the term "stellated" means that this polyhedron can be created by extending the faces of the dodecahedron. Can you see how?
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When I constructed this model, I first built the dodecahedron. Then I made the tips and glued them on. The stellated dodecahedron is made up of 12 tips with 5 isosceles triangles in each tips for a total of 60 triangles. |