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Tessellation Interactivity

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to investigate tessellations.
  • Clicking on a polygon at the bottom of the interactivity will create a copy on the desktop.
  • Click and drag each polygon into the preferred position.
  • Rotate polygon by clicking and dragging its corner.
  • To remove a polygon from the desktop - click and drag it out of the tiling area.
  • To collect your tessellations - use the print screen facility on your computer and paste into a graphics package.
  • You can then display the images as a slideshow or paste them into a single document.
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