In Bahasa Indonesia, there is a famous proverb which said “Berakit-rakit ke hulu, berenang-renang ke tepian. Bersakit-sakit dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian.” , which basically means “No pain, no gain”. But the literal meaning of “Bersakit-sakit dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian“, is “Having pain first, having fun next”. So, again, out of his desperate humor, the writer use the pattern of this proverb, and use it in this topic. Our sincere apology for this continuous presence of desperate humor, haha. Anyway, let’s continue to follow the little mechanic’s activity. What exactly the little mechanics do with all the materials?
It looks like the materials have been gathered and neatly arranged, apparently the management has explained to the Garage team that these magnet sticks and metal balls will be utilized as educational toys and science toys called Magnetoz, Magnetic Construction Toyz. With this Magnetoz, it turns out that we can make various geometrical shape. Any shape that we want. Simultaneously, we can learn the concept of magnetism in a fun way.
So what kind of geometrical shape which can be built by this Magnetoz? Let’s follow what the little mechanics currently working in the Garage.
Whoa… apparently it can be use to build a Tetrahedron or Triangular Pyramid. By only using 6 magnet sticks and 4 metal balls. And the awesome thing is, for kids who are currently learning 3D geometry in school, this educational toy is perfect for them. This is because, the magnet sticks are actually representing edges, while the balls are representing vertices. Hence, we can easily observe that Tetrahedron have 6 edges and 4 vertices. Furthermore, our kids can see and understand 3D geometry easier compare to using illustration on paper or book.
Other than Tetrahedron, what other shape can we build?
Wow… it can also used to build a Cube. With only 12 magnet sticks and 8 metal balls. So using this, we can easily determine, observe and understand that a Cube has 12 edges and 8 vertices. Whoa, learning 3D geometry will no longer be boring.
So now, it maybe quite clear why the title is “Berlimas-limas dulu, berkubus-kubus kemudian” hahaha.
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