Creating Escher Tessellations
Sixth graders review tessellations and activate prior knowledge by creating a graphic representation of tessellations before the lesson. They create Escher tessellations using the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives website.
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Tantalizing Tessellations-Creating a Glide Reflection Transformation
Students discuss the term tessellation and use paper cut-outs to illustrate the concept of glide reflections. They use tessellations to create a piece of artwork and then analyze completed tessellations to discover the original shape.
6th - 8th Math