Teacher Guide for an "Inquiry Leading to Understanding" Project

Tessellations

By Mike Ambrose, Arash Farahmand, Brahim Khababa
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"How does Geometry relate to the art and the real world?"
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Overview

Grade Level: 10

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: Math
Secondary: Performing Arts

Topic:
Geometry and Art

Themes:
M. C. Escher, Simple Tessellations

Duration:
2 weeks
Summary
How are translations and glide reflections found in art?

Rationale
Tessellations have been a fascinating art form from ancient times. Explore the following links to:
  1. Find the definition of tessellation

  2. Determine which shapes tessellate

  3. View famous tessellations created by M.C. Escher

  4. Explore some of the many different ways to create tessellations.

  5. Compile and make your own tessellation!