Making Maths: Celtic Knot Tiles

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level

You can make your own Celtic Knots by using five basic design tiles.

Celtic tiles

Use copies of these tiles to make the patterns shown on this page . Not as easy as you think! Now get creative and make your own designs.

(Some diagrams used come from John Matthew's article Celtic Design in 'Mathematics in School', March 1998)