Using Transformations to Create Fantastic Tessellations! Dr. Maria Mitchell

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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.
M.C. Escher Creations
• http://www.mcescher.com/
• http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/geparker/examples_of_tessellations.htm
Interactive Pattern Blocks
• http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml
Simple Translation TessellationPolygon should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent.squares hexagons parallelograms
Glide Reflection TessellationPolygon should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent.squares hexagons parallelograms
Rotational TessellationAdjacent sides must be congruent.squares triangles hexagons parallelograms
• http://www.arcytech.org/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml
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