Sunday, August 7, 2016


Definition of tessellation
Tessellation is:
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.
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Regular polygon
Irregular polygon
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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.

1 comment:

  1. We liked your descriptions of what tessellations and polygons are. Do you have a favourite shape or pattern. Have you seen by M.C. Escher? He does some really cool tessellations.