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Tessellation Town on Tile Island

This activity has learners working with shapes and visualizing composite shapes. Learners solve a series of 13 tessellation problems, ending with two Escher designs. Learners slide geometric and irregular pieces to make the tessellations.
Contributed by: Wendi Petti, Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionArt
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorWendi Petti, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • Rightscopyright 2003 - 2011 by Wendy Petti of Math Cats & Maurici Carbó Jordi of nummòlt
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Intro to Tessellations
      By Uncle Bob on 04/13/2012 - 16:45
    • This is an enjoyable way to introduce the idea of tessellations to young students. 13 activities grow in sophistication but make no technical demands of the learner.