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|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|
|Resource Types:||Graphics, Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles|
|Math Topics:||Polyhedra, Symmetry/Tessellations, Art|
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