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Tessellations & Tilings
Basic properties of tessellations (also called tilings) are explored in this section.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 7: Geometry in the Plane: Tessellations
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Middle School: Two-Dimensional Geometry
NCTM Standards:
   Geometry Standard for Grades 6-8

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Paving Stones - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 1. How many stones did Kathy need to buy to pave an area in her yard? ... more>>

A Quilt Made of Squares - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Using the information given, will the finished quilt be in the shape of a square? ... more>>

Symmetry Surprise - Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Identify the types of symmetries of each of three patterns. ... more>>

Tiling Triangles - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Given the dimensions of a large triangle, find the dimensions of the 25 small triangles that tile it. ... more>>

Twisting Carpet Tiles - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. For each of the two floors find the total number of degrees that the sixteen tiles have been rotated. ... more>>

Women's Walkway - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. How many bricks would it take to cover the full area of the pattern sample? What's the area? ... more>>

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