Tessellation.

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Tessellation

Tessellation If 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.

Tessellations all around us
Look for tessellations in walls, patios and pavements.

Tessellations all around us
Common shapes can be arranged in unusual ways Sometimes an unusual shape will tessellate

Tessellations all around us
Sometimes 2 or more different shapes will tessellate.

Tessellation 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 ...

Tessellation with Pentominoes
Which Pentominoes will tessellate? Here is one example to get you started….

Tessellation with Pentominoes

Tessellation 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 ...

Tessellation with 7-Pin Polygons
Which 7-pin polygons will tessellate? Here is one example to get you started….

Tessellation with 7-Pin Polygons

Tessellations by M.C. Escher

Make 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.

Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 1
Use this as a template to create your tessellation.

Make 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.

Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 2

Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 3
Start with a square and cut segments from two sides and fix them to the opposite sides like this.

Make Your Own Escher Tessellations 3

Enjoy making your own tessellations! END OF PRESENTATION

Pentominoes A 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.

7-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.

Enjoy making your own tessellations! END OF PRESENTATION