We will be working on tessellations throughout this unit. The major digital project will involve your tessellation.



What is a tessellation?


A tessellation is a tiling of a plane using one or more shapes in a repeated pattern with no holes or gaps.





MC Escher


Escher is a world famous graphic artist who is well known for tessellations where the tiles often take the shape of things like birds, horses, angels, or lizards. Browse his symmetrical art in the gallery.

Other Examples of Tessellations

Octopussies
Pink Winking Cat
Skate
Stringthing





Unit Project





Here is another link to an explanation of how to create a tessellation.

Watch this wiki in May to view projects.