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M.C. Escher was an artist/mathematician known for his tessellations.

1. M.C. Escher was an artist/mathematician known for his tessellations.

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A tessellation is a pattern of repeating shapes what fit together with no gaps.

2. A tessellation is a pattern of repeating shapes what fit together with no gaps.

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There are many ways to create tessellations.

3. There are many ways to create tessellations.

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I will show the ABAB method using a square to start.

4. I will show the ABAB method using a square to start.

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You will need: scissors, tape, pen or pencil, an index card or cardboard, and a piece of paper

5. You will need: scissors, tape, pen or pencil, an index card or cardboard, and a piece of paper

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First, create a square. Tip: use a piece of paper to trace your right angles.

6. First, create a square. Tip: use a piece of paper to trace your right angles.

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If you have index cards, this is an easy way to make one.

7. If you have index cards, this is an easy way to make one.

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Label your square like this.

8. Label your square like this.

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Draw any design on one side.

9. Draw any design on one side.

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Cut it out and join side A to the other side A.

10. Cut it out and join side A to the other side A.

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Tape them together.

11. Tape them together.

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Draw a design on side B.

12. Draw a design on side B.

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Cut it out and tape side B to the other side B.

13. Cut it out and tape side B to the other side B.

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On a seperate sheet of paper...

14. On a seperate sheet of paper...

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Trace your tessellation, lining up the sides to match, so there are no gaps.

15. Trace your tessellation, lining up the sides to match, so there are no gaps.

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Fill the whole page.

16. Fill the whole page.

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Use whatever markers or pens you have to decorate it.

17. Use whatever markers or pens you have to decorate it.

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Use your imagination and have fun with it!

18. Use your imagination and have fun with it!

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