AUTOPLAY
Tessellations
18 steps
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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