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Lesson 6: Tessellating Designs

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about tessellations. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.

Create and tessellate an irregular polygon.

Builds Upon
Student Book pages 310–315


Instructions for Use

Tessellating Alphabet allows students to explore a tessellating alphabet.

Each letter of this tessellating alphabet fits together with copies of itself to tile the plane. Click a letter to see how it tiles. Some letters tile in more than one way. 

Read the short article.

This tessellating alphabet is created with all lower case letters. Try to create some tessellating upper case letters. Do you think you could create a whole alphabet?