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190 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 instructional activity creating Escher-Esque tessellations. They demonstrate their knowledge of geometric transformations after viewing a PowerPoint presentation, conducting Internet...
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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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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 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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For Teachers 9th - 12th
What more could we want from floor tiles? Using pattern blocks and graph paper, pupils determine ways to completely tile a floor of given dimensions. They consider the aesthetic quality of the tiles by creating a tessellation and...
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The Ultimate Kitchen Renovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cook up a nice new kitchen. Future designers apply quadrilaterals to design a new kitchen floor. They create a tessellation and determine the area of the pattern. As an added component and real-world application, they must stick to a...
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Google Earth Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A trip around the world sounds nice, but for now we'll just have to make do with Google Earth. Pupils use pictures of landmarks to apply geometry concepts. They determine whether each building has bilateral or rotational symmetry, search...
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Tiling a Kitchen Floor

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cover 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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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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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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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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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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Angles in Polygons

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Polygons — it's all about the angles. Groups work with dynamic geometry software to find the sum of the measures of the angles of various polygons. After finding the information for several polygons, the groups generate a formula that...
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For Students 6th - 8th
How much fabric is necessary for bunting? Scholars use given dimensions of triangular bunting (hanging decorations) to determine the amount of fabric necessary to decorate a rectangular garden. The task requires pupils to consider how...
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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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Geometry for the High School Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does it mean for apples to have chirality? This and other explorations in geometry, such as tiling the plane, boxing a tetrahedron, and investigating Euclid's Characteristic, are included in this resource on Euclidean geometry....
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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 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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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.