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Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations

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Author:Jill Britton
Description: Thirty activities from a variety of Web sites, coordinated with a forthcoming book by Jill Britton for Cuisenaire/Dale Seymour, Exploring Pattern: Symmetry and Tessellations (March 1999). Topics include an introduction to symmetry; symmetry in the alphabet, in flags, in quilt blocks; reflectional and rotational symmetry; strip patterns; regular and irregular polygons; paper-folding and cutting; origami; tessellation in nature; kaleidoscopes; regular, semiregular, and demiregular tessellations; islamic tessellations; M. C. Escher; jigsaw puzzles, tessellating art; and explorations with TesselMania.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities, Link Listings, Books, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Patterns/Relationships, Triangles and Other Polygons, Symmetry/Tessellations

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