Tessellation ProjectToday we will discuss the requirements andexpectations for your Tessellation projects andyou will receive a brief introduction to thedifferent types of tessellations. This is anindividual project.
Tessellation Project Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972) was a Dutch artist famous for his repetitive, interlocking pattern. His works look like paintings but were done by woodcarving and lithographs. Escher’s designs are made from variations on tiling patterns called tessellations. A floor covered by square tiles is an example of a tessellation of squares.
Tessellations & Transformations Tessellations can be modified by using transformations. As you know, transformations are movements of geometric figures. One transformation, commonly used to create tessellations is a slide, or translation, of a figure.
Translation Tessellations For simple translation tessellations, polygons should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent – squares, hexagons, parallelograms.
Example: Translation TessellationYou can create more complex designs starting with square tessellations and making changes on both pairs of sides.
Depending how youdecide to color yourtessellation, a verysimple design canhave a very creativeresult.
Glide Reflection Tessellation For glide reflection tessellations, polygons should have opposite sides that are parallel and congruent – squares, hexagons, parallelograms.
ExampleBy reflecting and glidingover more than one side, youcan create a more complextessellation.
Adding coloring and features will enhance the artwork.
Tessellation created by RotationAdjacent sides must be congruent – squares, equilateral triangles, regular hexagons, rhombi
Midpoint Rotations Triangles, Squares, and QuadrilateralsNote: More than one side may be altered for more challenging designs. Coloringone side of the pattern will help prevent accidental flipping during tracing.
Suggestions READ THE PACKET first before trying your tessellation. There is a lot of good information in the packet that will help you in deciding on which type of tessellation to do and in creating your tessellation. A template that is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches will work well to create an 8 ½ by 11 inch tessellation.
Suggestions Try out several designs, by cutting and taping paper together until you find something you like. When you have decided on a design, create your template on a stiff material – heavy cardstock or a file folder seem to work well for creating a sturdy template that can be traced over and over. Be creative. Your design should not look like any of the designs in the packet or in this presentation. Remember: Finding a design online and copying it is plagiarism.
Tessellation Project Your project is due on WEdnesday, January 30th at the beginning of class. Grading criteria is in your packet. On the due date, you must turn in your completed tessellation, your template. Do NOT wait until the last minute!!!!!