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Using Transformations to Create Fantastic Tessellations! Dr. Maria Mitchell. What is a Tessellation?. What is a Tessellation?.

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What is a Tessellation?

  • The graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972) was intrigued with the idea of creating a single shape that could be copied and then used to cover a surface without any gaps or overlaps.

  • These coverings or tilings of the plane are called TESSELLATIONS.



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M.C. Escher Creations

  • http://www.mcescher.com/

  • http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/geparker/examples_of_tessellations.htm



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Interactive Pattern Blocks

  • http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml



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TransformationsTranslation



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Simple Translation TessellationPolygon should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent.squares hexagons parallelograms


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TransformationsReflection


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Glide Reflection TessellationPolygon should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent.squares hexagons parallelograms



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Rotational TessellationAdjacent sides must be congruent.squares triangles hexagons parallelograms


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Now You Can Make Your Electronic Tessellation Using Pattern Blocks

  • http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml


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Now You Can Make Your Electronic Tessellation Using Microsoft Paint

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/geparker/creating_a_basic_tessellation_using_microsoft_paintbrush.htm


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