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Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Tessellations

### Tessellating Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Can you tessellate isosceles triangles?

### Tessellating Transformations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find out how the 6-triangle shape is transformed in these tessellations? Will the tessellations go on for ever? Why or why not?

### Escher Tessellations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

### Two by One

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

### Tetrafit

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

### Making Maths: Kites and Darts

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

### Penta Place

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?

### LOGO Challenge - Tilings

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Three examples of particular tilings of the plane, namely those where - NOT all corners of the tile are vertices of the tiling. You might like to produce an elegant program to replicate one or all. . . .

### Schlafli Tessellations

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

are somewhat mundane they do pose a demanding challenge in terms of 'elegant' LOGO procedures. This problem considers the eight semi-regular tessellations which pose a demanding challenge in terms of. . . .

### LOGO Challenge 5 - Patch

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of 'floor coverings'?

### Building Stars

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

### Shapely Tiling

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### LOGO Challenge - Triangles-squares-stars

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.

### Triominoes

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

A triomino is a flat L shape made from 3 square tiles. A chess board is marked into squares the same size as the tiles and just one square, anywhere on the board, is coloured red. Can you cover the. . . .

### Tessellating Hexagons

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which hexagons tessellate?

### Shaping up with Tessellations

##### Age 7 to 14

This article describes the scope for practical exploration of tessellations both in and out of the classroom. It seems a golden opportunity to link art with maths, allowing the creative side of your. . . .

### Lafayette

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What mathematical words can be used to describe this floor covering? How many different shapes can you see inside this photograph?

### Tiles in a Public Building

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the same and what is different about these tiling patterns and how do they contribute to the floor as a whole?

### Polygon Rings

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Join pentagons together edge to edge. Will they form a ring?

### Outside the Box

##### Age 7 to 14

This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.

### Semi-regular Tessellations

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

### Maurits Cornelius Escher

##### Age 7 to 14

Have you ever noticed how mathematical ideas are often used in patterns that we see all around us? This article describes the life of Escher who was a passionate believer that maths and art can be. . . .

### Tessellation Interactivity

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons

### Bow Tie

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.

### Gibraltar Geometry

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Take a look at the photos of tiles at a school in Gibraltar. What questions can you ask about them?