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Author:Hop David
Description: A way to model different 3-D tessellations and a tool for studying geometry, crystallography, and polyhedra. Delta blocks were inspired by M. C. Escher's print "Flatworms," which he said demonstrates that one can build a house not only with the usual right-angled bricks but also with tetrahedrons alternated with octahedrons. Links to the design method and to tessellations, comparing Delta Blocks to Zaks.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Polyhedra, Symmetry/Tessellations, Art

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