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CHAPTER 7: TESSELLATIONS

Lesson 7: Exploring Tessellations in the Environment

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.

Goal
Investigate tessellations in the environment.

Builds Upon
Student Book page 316

 

Instructions for Use

Tessellating Rugs allows students to explore the symmetry and pattern of various rugs.

There are many tessellations found in our environment. Click “Rug Gallery” to view various rugs that incorporate tessellations into their patterns. Choose a rug and describe it to a partner or try to re-create the pattern by drawing it.

Patterns in Nature allows students to explore various patterns in nature.

This web site gives examples of patterns found in nature. Click on a pictures or a label to see the larger picture. Choose a pattern and describe it to a partner or try to re-create the pattern by drawing it.

 

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