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Seventh graders produce a tessellation of an original design developed using an equilateral triangle, where three unique symmetrical faces rotate throughout their creation.
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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...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Tessellations with M.C. Escher
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...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Tantalizing Tessellations-Creating a Glide Reflection Transformation
Middle schoolers 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...
6th - 8th Math