(best viewed at 800 x 600)

  Tessellation Sites

Tessellations as art, for students and teachers
Information about aspects of tessellations, from their history and development to complete galleries of examples by school students, guest artists, the webmasters Seth and David, and of course M. C. Escher, the pioneer of the art.
Also included are extensive workshops showing how to design and produce your own.
This site is a dedicated graphics site and not focused on the math. As M. C. Escher said, "Mathematicians go to the garden gate but they never venture through to appreciate the delights within." To use another metaphor, you're missing the fun if you use a microscope to enjoy a merry-go-round.
Down arrowUp arrow
grey line
Tessellation Database
Search tessellations by subject or artist.
You can also walk trough virtual 3 Dimensional museum.
Down arrowUp arrow
grey line
Tessellations : web links and activities
Tessellations : web links and activities
A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again. All the figures fit onto a flat surface exactly together without any gaps or overlaps.
A tessellation is a repeating pattern composed of interlocking shapes (usually polygons) that can be extended infinitely. The tiling for a regular (or periodic) tessellation is done with one repeated congruent regular polygon covering a plane in a repeating pattern without any openings or overlaps. Remember 'regular' means the sides of the polygon are all the same length, and 'congruent' means that the polygons fitted together are all the same size and shape. A semi-regular (or non-periodic) tessellation is formed by a regular arrangement of polygons, identically arranged at every vertex point.
Down arrowUp arrow
grey line
Tessellations : 4 2 Explore
On each page you'll find definitions, activities, 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.
In some cases, we've listed more than four websites on a particular topic. For example, we might provide a few for younger readers and others for more advanced learners.
Each school, classroom, and teacher is unique. As such we didn't try to provide specific activities for particular grade levels. Instead we suggest that teachers explore each link, then design specific, developmentally appropriate activities such as discussion questions, small group activities, or webquests to fit the needs of their curriculum.
The links on this site are safe for children.
Tessellations | maths | math |
Down arrowUp arrow
grey line

use this box to search more on Shambles (powered by Google) : safe filtering is ON
Custom Search
Use this form to submit links to add to the list above (the webmaster will check the link before publication)
 Please copy
 Security Code
grey line
webkeeper: Chris Smith csmith@csmith.info Shambles RSS Feed :
( 4 entries) | Click here to report broken links or problems |
grey line
Custom Search

webpage with others

Take a guided tour of the Shambles website

Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning on the Shambles website

The Shambles 'Forest of Theme Blogs'

Podcasts and Podcasting on Shambles

Shambles newsletter

Workshops offered by Chris Smith

Chris Smith's Personal Learning Network

chat live online

Second Life ... 3D online virtual world

International Schools Island in Second Life

Shamblesguru on YouTube ... video online

ShamblesPAD (built on Etherpad) .. Collaborate on documents in really real-time

Follow me on Twitter : Shamblesguru

share this page on facebook

© copyright
The Education Project Asia
Support Shambles with a donation (through PayPal) if you feel suitable ...  many thanks if you do  .... Chris

QR Code Shambles mobile

QR Code leading to a Shambles mobile web page

| Shambles Home | Brunei Schools : bn | Burma/Myanmar Schools : mm | Cambodia Schools : kh | China Schools : cn | Hong Kong Schools : hk | India Schools : in | Indonesia Schools : id | Japan Schools : jp | Laos Schools : la | Macau Schools : mo | Malaysia Schools : my | Philippines Schools : ph | Singapore Schools : sg | South Korea Schools : kr | Taiwan Schools : tw | Thailand Schools : th | Vietnam Schools : vn | email webmaster (Chris Smith) |