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## Nuffield Free-Standing Mathematics Activity Victorian tiles

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**Nuffield Free-Standing Mathematics Activity**Victorian tiles Photo Decoramic Tile Centre http://www.decoramic.co.uk/**Victorian tiles**Geometric shapes and colours can be used to make attractive patterns. What shapes can you see here?**Victorian tiles**• At the end of the activity Which types of symmetry occur most often in tessellations? What effect does the symmetry have on the appearance of the pattern? Some shapes or combinations of shapes tessellate, and others do not. Why is this?