Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.
Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two
different types of triangle?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half
way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the
interactivity to check your visualisation.
Explain how the thirteen pieces making up the regular hexagon shown
in the diagram can be re-assembled to form three smaller regular
hexagons congruent to each other.
Investigate these hexagons drawn from different sized equilateral
Recreating the designs in this challenge requires you to break a
problem down into manageable chunks and use the relationships
between triangles and hexagons. An exercise in detail and elegance.