29 January, 2014

Tessellating Patterns

This week, we started looking at tessellations and how to make them. We learned that they made with polygons which may be regular or irregular. We also discussed whether circles can create a tessellating pattern. It seems that there are lots of people who say they can and lots who say they cannot.
A tessellation is made with a polygon which is copied and repeated so that it creates a pattern. Tessellations use shapes which have sides which can touch exactly so there is no empty space. Here are some of our tessellations we've done in class recently.

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