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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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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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Slope, Vectors, and Wind Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A hands-on lesson using the TI-CBR Motion Detector to provide information to graph and analyze. The class uses this information to calculate the slope of motion graphs and differentiate scalar and vector quantities. There is a real-world...
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The Wonderful World of Escher

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bridging art and math can be as easy as making tessellations. The art, context, and life of M.C. Escher is explained to the class, as is the concept of tessellations. After a bit of art history, pupils get out the ruler, tape, and...
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Tessellations: Geometric Patterns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create tessellation drawings using repeating geometric shapes.
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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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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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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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Symmetry of Road Signs

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students identify symmetry in road signs. In this geometry lesson, students explore objects in the real world for symmetry. They perform translation, rotation and reflection.
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Length and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore tessellations and the spatial concepts used in creating them.  For this tessellations lesson, 3rd graders rotate, reflect and transform shapes to create tessellations.  Students become familiar with the vocabulary...
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Interior/Exterior Polygon Angles and Tessellations

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students discover the sum of the interior and exterior angles of several polygons. In this Geometers sketchpad lesson, students work in groups to find the stated measurements of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons. Students...
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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...
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Investigating Tessellations in 2 Dimensions

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars analyze tessellations.  In this geometry lesson, students discover which shapes can or cannot be used to create a tessellation.  Young scholars watch a video, then create their own tessellations.
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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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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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Visual Patterns in Tessellations Worksheet

For Students 9th - 10th
In this tessellations learning exercise, students name 3 items that have tessellating patterns. Students then use the interactive tessellating program found at www.shodor.org to draw and answer 5 questions about their tessellations.
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What do two-dimensional tessellations look like? Where in art can they be found?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the world of art and culture, including the works of M.C. Escher. They identify and create original tessellations. Students use a wealth of interactive multimedia applications. They explore the artistic representations...
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Why is this lesson constructivist?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students formulate a definition of tessellations by comparing and contrasting different patterns and shapes of real objects. They discuss the relatioship between shapes and patterns as well as their function in the real world. Students...
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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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Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study tessellations and the work of M.C. Escher. They discuss the terminology of architecture, the historical significance of architecture in different parts of the world, and create their own piece of architecture out of...
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Introducing Tessellations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners create tessellations to increase their knowledge of the applications of geometry. They explore the different shapes of polygons.
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Tessellmaniacs

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create 3 original tessellation using polygons. They slide, turn, rotate and glide their designs on the computer. They print their tessellation on a T-shirt and teach the 6th graders about tessellations.
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Tantalizing Tessellations Lesson III: Creating a Slide Translation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore tessellations and the artwork of M.C. Escher. They view and discuss a video about M.C. Escher, create a slide template out of cardboard, and create a poster with their tessellation pattern.
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Got Escher?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create tessellations to practice their knowledge of geometric shapes and design.