# Tessellation Teacher Resources

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#### Escher-Esque Tessellations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers participate in a seven-part activity creating Escher-Esque tessellations. They demonstrate their knowledge of geometric transformations after viewing a PowerPoint presentation, conducting Internet research, and...
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#### Tiling Tessellations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore tessellations. In this shapes and geometry lesson, students describe the attributes of many of the shapes displayed on an Elmo. Students create examples of tessellations using pattern blocks.
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Regular Tessellations of the Plane

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Bringing together the young artists and the young organizers in your class, this instructional activity takes that popular topic of tessellations and gives it algebraic roots. After covering a few basic properties and definitions,...
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CK-12 Foundation

#### Tessellations: Lesson

For Students 6th - 11th
Build a pattern by rotating a figure around one of its vertices. A segment of an extensive playlist on basic geometry introduces the concept of tessellations through regular tessellations. The video shows how to create tessellations and...
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#### Terrific Tessellations

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students construct tesselations that fosters their ability to create, transform, and critique their own piece of work. This allows them to become aware of repeated patterns in math, and connect these patterns to artwork.
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#### Terrific Tessellations

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars create to pieces of artwork using two primary colors and tessellation techniques. This is an excellent lesson plan that can be accomplished using standard art techniques or educational software such as Adobe Photoshop or...
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#### Tessellations: Geometric Patterns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create tessellation drawings using repeating geometric shapes.
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Corbett Maths

#### Tessellations

For Students 6th - 12th
Tessellate to fascinate your pupils. Watching a video helps them first understand the idea of tessellations. It then shows how the interior angles of shapes undergoing tessellations will sum to 360 degrees at points where their vertices...
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#### Tantalizing Tessellations!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Examine repeating and intricate patterns with a study of M.C. Escher and a related art activity. Pupils view and discuss the artwork before creating their own tessellating patterns. Step-by-step instructions for creating a template are...
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Exploratorium

#### Making a Translation Tesselation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Make masterful art using math. An interesting activity has learners create artwork involving tesselations. First they cut out a base shape from index cards, then they apply translations to complete their masterpieces.
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#### Tessellations: Geometry and Symmetry

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the concept of tessellations. In this tessellations lesson, students use an applet to construct tessellations. Students use regular polygons to construct tessellations. Students find patterns and symmetry in their...
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#### Enticing Tessellations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students respond to visual effects used in M.C. Escher's artworks. They identify the difference between subject matter and background of visual art. They compare and contrast the basic shapes to create a tessellation with the more...
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#### Try Tessellation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Most middle schoolers probably feel that quilting is at best an activity left to their grandmothers. This lesson uses the Zome modeling system to get them to realize how shapes in quilting are really tessellations and repeating patterns....
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#### Interactivate - Geometry in Tessellations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students use an on-line worksheet to experiment with patterns of tessellations in regular polygons. As students observe different shapes in the "Tessellate" Activity they complete a data table and practice making predictions for...
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#### Tessellations WOW!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify and manipulate shapes to create tessellations. In these geometry/spatial relations lessons, the students use of a variety of modalities such as literature, music, writing, and art as introductions to the concept of...
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#### Wallpaper and Tessellations

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn about and make tessellations.  In this geometry lesson, students watch a video about wallpaper tessellations and use a handout to learn about tessellations. Students make an irregular tessellation.
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#### Investigating Tessellations in 2 Dimensions

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students analyze tessellations.  In this geometry lesson, students discover which shapes can or cannot be used to create a tessellation.  Students watch a video, then create their own tessellations.
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#### Seeing is Believing - Or Is It?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Here is a great science lesson. It extends the concept of vision into the area of optical illusions, perspective, and tessellation. This well-designed plan has tons of great activities, utilizes interesting video, and should lead to a...
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Exploratorium

#### Exploring Tessellations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Looking for a good lesson on tessellations for your elementary schoolers? This one looks to be quite good! Pupils discover that a tessellation is any pattern of repeating shapes that cover a surface without overlapping or leaving any...
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Exploratorium

#### Exploring Tessellations

For Teachers K - 2nd
Kindergarten through second graders explore tessellations. Pupils learn a little bit about the history of tessellations, then get to construct one of their own by using worksheets embedded in the plan. They use two shapes in their...
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#### Tessellations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify and construct figures that tessellate. They investigate which regular polygons tessellate and how to modify them to make other tessellating figures. Students explore how naturally occurring tessellations have been...
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#### Introducing Tessellations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create tessellations to increase their knowledge of the applications of geometry. They explore the different shapes of polygons.
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#### Transformations, Tessellations, and Technology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a unit about transformations and tessellations. They explore various tessellation websites, determine which shapes tessellate, complete a log about which website activities they complete, and create a tessellation...
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#### Exploring Tessellations

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how to make tessellations. In this tessellation instructional activity, 5th graders review the meaning of the word "polygon" while the teacher shows them various examples. They practice making tiling patterns or...