http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF1nvLqK9wI Used as a tutorial for students on how to make tessellations, as well as to inspire students with creative designs to incorporate into the tessellations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njp6yexWbfw This viceo shows students the relation of geometric tessellations to art, exampling some of the creative works of Escher. Linked photo: http://mysteryofmatteroutreach.org/2012/11/growing-crystals-middle-school-science-demo/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/season-1-episode-9-tessellations/id513532385?i=116112242&mt=2 : Link for the podcast located on Itunes. Video accompanies educational podcast to show students the breakdown of tessellated work.
These are hyperlinked resources that can be followed in order to go straight to the resource.
http://www.ipadartroom.com/terrific-tessellations-lesson-idea/ Information about the Amaziographapplicaion provided here.http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com Is a link provided just as an example of the many wordsearch generators on the web. Could also use crossword puzzle
This graphic organizer could be used as an outline for students to show them exactly what the objectives are for the subject area. They will know where the topic comes from and what they will learn in order to be able to create creative tessellations on their own.
http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/ : The Totally Tessellated site that I found through the source on blackboard. Explores the history of Tessellations, the essentials, mosaics/tiling, and has a beyond section for further exploration. Great resource for students.
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/ > Hyperlinked to website
http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=GlobalScholar – Photo is hyperlinked
http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=Schoology : Site information hyperlinked to photo.
Resources and Materials to
Support a Technologically
By: Morgan Pellecchia
Tessellations are a topic in geometric mathematics that
has the potential to truly engage students. Technology
can aid in engaging students by showing a variety of
examples in different contexts and complexities,
providing programs for mess free creation and
exploration, as well as integrating the math topic to
the world of art. This presentation aims to explore
The internet provides many resources and programs
that can be used to aid in educating students about
tessellations. The following slides show various
examples from the Internet that provide students
information about what tessellations are, how to
create them, and where they can be found in the
world around them.
All resources used in this presentation are
educational and reliable sources. The websites can
be accessed by clicking on hyperlinked words, on
pictures. Addition resources are included in the
This blog is an example of an excellent way
to integrate the mathematical topic of
tessellations with the arts. Not only does it
provide instruction on the construction of
tessellations but the blogger also provides
some examples of Spanish architectural
Content From YouTube
Right: Reptiles by Escher, showing
students some of the tessellation work
Below: Photograph of Geometric
Tessellation creation using graphing
paper. Linked to video to show student
how to create a tessellation.
Pocasts can be a very useful
educational tool. The
following podcast can be
used in the classroom
tofurther enlighten students
on how Escher created his
Escher’s art is brken down
to its geometric base to
show students how they
Robert and Chelsea
Season 1 – Episode 9 Tessellations
Illuminations.nctm.org provides excellent resources for
any educator preparing a lesson on tessellations. The
materials that I found handy include a worksheet on
tessellations and regular polygons, as well as the
tessellation creator which is used to complete the
Teaching Materials 2
Another resource that will aid educators in teaching
tessellations is the Amaziograph application, available
for the apple products such as Ipads. This app allows
them to create and kaleidoscope effect different
To review vocabulary, I would use a site to make my own
wordsearch puzzle with clues listed as definitions.
9 by Inspiration Software®, Inc.
This chart shows a
general outline of the
route we would take in
class in order to get to
tessellations of their
own. Under the unit of
geometry, the topic
would be introduced
with its multiple
Subject Specific Resources
There are many resources on the Internet that are
available specifically for those exploring the area of
math. One site, Interactive Math Online, leads to a
variety of sources that can cater to many areas of
interest. Through this site, my students can explore
Totally Tessellated, a site that explores tessellations.
Uses of the Internet
Shodor is an
interactive site used
to assist in the
teaching of many
would be able to use
this website to learn
while also visiting
Uses of the Internet
The Geometry Center
provides an entire list
of computer software
resources for anyone
interested in exploring
the topic of
tessellations. These can
be referred to by both
students and teachers
and will provide further
materials for students
to learn with
Global Scholar is a resource that students can use if there
is something that they don’t quite understand regarding a
topic. There are E-Tutoring services available for
homework help and a Class of 1 environment is provided.
Schoolology can be
used in order to
into the classroom.
in this presentation
and will not fall
behind if they miss
school while sick.
Check out this presentation on Slideshare!!