Resources tagged with: Tessellations

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Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Tessellations

Tessellating Hexagons

Age 11 to 14
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Which hexagons tessellate?

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.

Polygon Rings

Age 11 to 14
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Join pentagons together edge to edge. Will they form a ring?

Semi-regular Tessellations

Age 11 to 16
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Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

Equal Equilateral Triangles

Age 14 to 16
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Can you make a regular hexagon from yellow triangles the same size as a regular hexagon made from green triangles ?

L-triominoes

Age 14 to 16
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L triominoes can fit together to make larger versions of themselves. Is every size possible to make in this way?

Tessellation Interactivity

Age 7 to 16
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An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons

Bow Tie

Age 11 to 14
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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.

The Square Hole

Age 14 to 16
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If the yellow equilateral triangle is taken as the unit for area, what size is the hole ?

Triominoes

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

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. . . .

Gibraltar Geometry

Age 11 to 14
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Take a look at the photos of tiles at a school in Gibraltar. What questions can you ask about them?

LOGO Challenge - Triangles-squares-stars

Age 11 to 16
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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.

LOGO Challenge - Tilings

Age 11 to 16
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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. . . .

Napoleon's Theorem

Age 14 to 18
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Triangle ABC has equilateral triangles drawn on its edges. Points P, Q and R are the centres of the equilateral triangles. What can you prove about the triangle PQR?

Schlafli Tessellations

Age 11 to 18
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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. . . .

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. . . .

LOGO Challenge 5 - Patch

Age 11 to 16
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Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of 'floor coverings'?