Tessellations


Type: Mini-lesson

Theme: Geometry

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Learning Target: Students will tesselate regular polygons into interesting patterns.

Instructions

Share Tessellation PowerPoint presentation to students. Demonstrate how to fit, copy, and paste patterns to generate tessellating patterns within PowerPoint. Have students work together in pairs to create interesting tessellating patterns on each slide. 

Remote Learning: Provide this shared PowerPoint:pptxTessellations-7-8.pptx

Exit Ticket
Can tessellations work with any regular polygon? Can you tesselate with Platonic solids in 3D?
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Patterns

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