Making a Translation Tesselation

This Making a Translation Tesselation activity & project also includes:

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with an art teacher for the lesson
  • Have a contest to see which classmate can made the most original tesselation, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a variety of materials, such as index cards, rulers, scissors, tape, pencils, and markers

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Printable PDF handout

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