What's Regular About Tessellations?

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What makes a tessellation regular? Answer: The ability to tessellate without the use of additional shapes. Scholars use an interactive to investigate tessellations. It turns out that there are three regular tessellations and eight semi-regular tessellations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create a tessellation of their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource recommends using the interactive, but the activity sheet is available for classrooms without Internet access
  • Pupils should have knowledge of the sum of the interior angles of a polygon

  • Provides some suggestions for accommodations
  • Lists assessment and extension activities

  • None
Common Core