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Author:Bhushan, Kay, & Williams
Description: A comprehensive introduction to tessellations and tilings - the basic underlying mathematics and examples of tessellations in real life. The highly illustrated, printer-friendly site includes history (tessellations in mathematics and science, decorative use, an ancient and modern historical image gallery, and M. C. Escher); essentials (background information from foundations in polygons and angles to color use, simple tessellations with regular polygons, and simple tessellations with non-regular polygons); mosaics/tilings (regular and non-regular tilings of polygons); Escher (introduction, biography, trends in his work, analysis of twelve of his tessellations); and "beyond" (other design and color techniques, related art movements, and related advanced mathematical topics). The site also provides help and searching, a gallery of users' tessellations (you can submit your own and vote on the best tessellations), a message board, an illustrated glossary specific to the mathematics and art of tessellations, and categorized, annotated outside links.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Link Listings, Dictionaries, Glossaries, Thesauri
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons, Symmetry/Tessellations, Art

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