Tessellations: Lesson

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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 determines whether a particular figure can tessellate or not.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Before watching the video, ask the class to find regular shapes that will tessellate
  • Have groups of classmates create a pattern by tessellating a figure on a poster board
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires pupils to be knowledgeable about rotations
Pros

  • Links to other tessellations resources including interactives
  • Includes closed captioning
Cons

  • None