Definition of tessellation
A pattern made of identical polygons:
• the polygons must fit together without any gaps
• the polygons should not overlap
Look to the right for an example of tessellation.
A regular polygon has equal sides.
And a irregular polygon has uneven sides.
Salzman, L., (1990). Cool Tessellations. Creative activities that make math and science fun for kids! P6-7)
Polygons = shapes
Vertices = when two or more lines meet
Angles = the amount of turn between two straight lines that have an end point.
Example of tessellation