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what is a tessellation3
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.
m c escher creations
M.C. Escher Creations
  • http://www.mcescher.com/
  • http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/geparker/examples_of_tessellations.htm
interactive pattern blocks
Interactive Pattern Blocks
  • http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml
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Simple Translation TessellationPolygon should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent.squares hexagons parallelograms
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Glide Reflection TessellationPolygon should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent.squares hexagons parallelograms
rotational tessellation adjacent sides must be congruent squares triangles hexagons parallelograms
Rotational TessellationAdjacent sides must be congruent.squares triangles hexagons parallelograms
now you can make your electronic tessellation using pattern blocks
Now You Can Make Your Electronic Tessellation Using Pattern Blocks
  • http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml
now you can make your electronic tessellation using microsoft paint
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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