2TessellationIf many copies of a shape can be used to cover a surface, without leaving any gaps between them, then we say that the shape will tessellate.The pattern that is formed is called a tessellation.
3Tessellations all around us Look for tessellations in walls, patios and pavements.
4Tessellations all around us Common shapes can be arranged in unusual waysSometimes an unusual shape will tessellate
5Tessellations all around us Sometimes 2 or more different shapes will tessellate.
6Tessellation with Pentominoes If you don’t know what a pentomino is, then click here.If you have done the pentominoes activity before, then you will know what a pentomino is and how many different pentominoes there are.Here they are ...
7Tessellation with Pentominoes Which Pentominoes will tessellate?Here is one example to get you started….
9Tessellation with 7-Pin Polygons If you don’t know what a 7-pin polygon is, then click here.If you have done the 7-pin polygons activity before, then you will know what a 7-pin polygon is and how many different ones there are.Here they are ...
10Tessellation with 7-Pin Polygons Which 7-pin polygons will tessellate?Here is one example to get you started….
13Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 1 Step 1: Start with a simple shape that will tessellate e.g. a rectangle.Step 2: Remove a shape or shapes from one side of the rectangle and fix them to the opposite side.
14Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 1 Use this as a template to create your tessellation.
15Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 2 You could start with a hexagon and cut semi-circles from three of the sides and fix them to the opposite sides like this.
19Enjoy making your own tessellations! END OF PRESENTATION
20PentominoesA pentomino is made out of five squares that are connected along at least one edge.Here is an example of a pentomino.These are NOT pentominoes.How many different pentominoes can you find?Click here to return to the Tessellations.
217-Pin Polygons Here is an arrangement of 7 pins. A 7-pin polygon is a closed shape with straight sides with corners on the pins.Here are some examples of 7-pin polygons.How many different 7-pin polygons can you find?Click here to return to the Tessellations.
22Enjoy making your own tessellations! END OF PRESENTATION