Tessellation

Look at these photos – they all have two things in common….can you tell what they are?

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Can patterns be made with more than one shape?

Click here to see patterns that have more than one shape in them.   click_here

 

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TESSELLATION

Definition of tessellation

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Click on this link to learn more about Tessellation!

Maths is Fun!

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Activity 1 – Check out the Tessellation Artist feature at the bottom of the Maths is Fun link. See if you can make a tessellating pattern

Activity 2 – Use the plastic geometric shapes to make a tessellating pattern

Activity 3 Take a tessellation patterns sheet and colour it in using markers or pencils

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