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Tessellation

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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.

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

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

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

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Tessellations in nature

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Tessellations in architecture

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Tessellations by M.C. Escher

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Here are some more sample of Tessellations

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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.

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

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Enjoy making your own tessellations! END OF PRESENTATION

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