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Tessellations as art, for students and teachers
http://www.tessellations.org
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.
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Tessellation Database
http://tessellation.info
Search tessellations by subject or artist.
You can also walk trough virtual 3 Dimensional museum.
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Tessellations : web links and activities
http://www.42explore.com/teslatn.htm
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.
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World of Escher
http://www.worldofescher.com/
World of Escher
M.C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist, most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and lithography.
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Tessellation Tutorials
http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html
Tessellation Tutorials
Tutorials and templates for making your own tessellations
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Tessellations : 4 2 Explore
http://www.eduscapes.com/42explore/teslatn.htm
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.
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