Mrs S and Mr Guest and working with tessellations as part of their maths rotations.

A tessellation (or tiling) is when we cover a surface with a pattern or flat shapes so that there are no gaps or overlaps.

Use the following website to explore tessellations with polygons (2d shapes with straight lines and no gaps) and create a tessellating pattern:

Tessellation activity

What polygons fit perfectly to create a tessellation?

Do some polygons work with others to create a tessalting pattern? e.g. does a triangle tesselate with a rectangle?

Enjoy exploring and leave a reply at the bottom of this blog about what you find!


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