Monday, 18 May 2015

Tessellations

In our geometry lessons, some groups are learning about tessellations.

What is a tessellation?

You can read more here

Tessellations have been used for centuries (They appeared in ancient Sumerian civilisation in approximately 4,000 B.C. ). Some of the tessellation artwork still in existence is stunning.  



The neat thing is that it looks a lot harder to make than it actually is. Here is a neat TED talk on these art forms:




This video shows how you can make some of these:


Group 3 will be giving these a go over the next few days.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you of the helpful tips. I will be sure to visit your blog when we start learning about tessellations. These tips will be very helpful. At St Mary's school in Hastings, we are learning about algebra so maybe we could help you guys, just as you have helped us with your helpful tips.
    Amy

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  2. Thank you for your comment, Amy. I love algebra, that and geometry are my favourite parts of maths. We're going to be studying algebra next term. I'll be having a look at what you've put up about algebra. What is your favourite part of maths?

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