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Exploring tessellations

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Tesselllations, grade 6-8, 3 basic transformations:

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Exploring tessellations

  1. 1. ExploringExploringTessellationsTessellations
  2. 2. Examples around us:
  3. 3. Over 2,200 years ago...• Ancient Greeks • Islamic artists
  4. 4. M. C. Escher (1898-1972)
  5. 5. 3 rules to create a tessellation:a) Translationb) Rotationc) Reflection
  6. 6. LetLet’’s tessellate!s tessellate!
  7. 7. Interesting Links:• Translation/Reflection/Rotation Tessellations:http://www.exploratorium.edu/geometryplayground/resources.php• Semi-Regular Tessellations’ Creator:http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=202• Maurits Cornelis Escher:http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/gallery.htm

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