#6 Challenge Tessellation

This week we are learning about shapes that can be used in tiling. Shapes that tessellate use repetition of geometric shapes without gaps or overlap. In Latin tesella means small pieces of stone or clay used in making mosaics. Honeycomb and bathroom tiles are some examples of tessellation.

Check the link to find out more about shapes that tessellate.

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/tesspag1.html

In the slide presentation below we share some examples of tessellation found around our house.

Which of these shapes do not tessellate?

Find out more about  tessellating shapes used in forming pictures

This is for challenge 6 in the blogging challenge.

8 thoughts on “#6 Challenge Tessellation

    • Thanks Rosa for you comments. We’ve enjoyed learning about tessellation and spotting shapes that tessellate. Ashleigh noticed the tessellation on the turtles shell. I hope you are enjoying your break and thanks for dropping by.

  1. The tessellations were really good and I didn’t know that the tessellation on the turtle’s shell and bookshelf was a tessellation. Some students are very smart!

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