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191 resources with the concept tessellations

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2D and 3D Shapes

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What a great assessment to give young mathematicians in order to test their knowledge on two- and three-dimensional shapes. Learners name various shapes, identify the number of edges, faces, and vertices, match an unfolded version of a...
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Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life...
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Escher-Esque Tessellations

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

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Fifth and sixth graders explore prime numbers. They work with a partner to build rectangular arrays using twelve tiles. Factor pairs are noted and recorded on graph paper. Pupils construct rectangular arrays with a prime number and...
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Tiling Tessellations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore tessellations. In this shapes and geometry instructional activity, 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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Chris’ Garden Dilemma

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Make the connections between area, tiling, and multiplication. A performance task and associated unit presents the concept of area and makes the connection to multiplication. Pupils work through three major sections of instruction that...
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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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Tessellations with M.C. Escher

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Tessellations are the focus of a lesson plan that directs enthusiastic artists to discover the popular artwork from Dutch artist, M.C. Escher. After learning about Escher, pupils create their own tessellation art piece of which shapes...
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Unit 6 Math Vocabulary Cards (Grade 5)

For Students 5th Standards
Acute angles, nets, and vertices are only a few terms that a set of flash cards includes. Among the 108 cards, two types are available; word cards printed in bold-faced lettering, and corresponding definition cards equipped with an...
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Arctic Take 6

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
The magic number is six! Using a 6x table, young math stars practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing two-digit numbers with the number six. This worksheet also touches on making tessellations with hexagons. 
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Regular Tessellations of the Plane

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Bringing together the young artists and the young organizers in your class, this lesson takes that popular topic of tessellations and gives it algebraic roots. After covering a few basic properties and definitions, learners attack the...
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The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Discover the prevalence of geometric design in Islamic culture with this wonderful informational video. It begins with an overview of the complexity of designs dating back to the eighth century during early Islam, and then delves into...
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Hexagonal Pattern of Beehives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young geometers and biologists investigate the math of nature in an activity that is just the bee's knees. Participants will study the tessellations of hexagons in a beehive, along with the natural rationale behind the specific shape....
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The Art of M.C. Escher

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Show your class one way in which art and math are related by teaching them about M.C. Escher. Class members read a brief passage and then respond to five related questions.
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1, 2, and 3-Point Perspective

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce drawing students to perspective with a series of lesson that detail how to draft images in one-, two-, and three-point perspective. Each exercise includes step-by-step, illustrated directions and examples.
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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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Modeling Multiplication and Division of Fractions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Create models to demonstrate multiplication and division of fractions. Using fraction tiles to model fractions, pupils explore fractions on a ruler and use pattern blocks to multiply and divide. They also create number lines with fractions.
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Frame Yourself: Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Elementary schoolers are arranged in pairs and view the video Math Works: Measurement: The Difference Between Perimeter and Area. They discuss any prior knowledge they have of the term perimeter and then brainstorm together what the...
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Tessellations: Geometric Patterns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create tessellation drawings using repeating geometric shapes.
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Tiling a Kitchen Floor

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewCover the floor with math. Pupils work to determine the proper shape to cover a kitchen floor. They first determine the number of tiles to purchase and configure their placement to reduce the amount of waste. Teams finish by creating a...
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Explore Perimeter and Area - Practice 18.1

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this geometry practice instructional activity, students find the perimeter and area of 5 rectangles and list the answers in a chart on the page. They use grid paper to draw a square and a rectangle with the given unit measures. They...
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Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be...
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Take 6

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Investigate the various properties of the number six with this elementary math lesson. From simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to the creation of hexagonal tessellations, this lesson covers all aspects of...