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Activity: Exploring and Creating Tessellations
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Description: This activity has students explore and construct several different types of tessellations. The first part of the activity uses only regular polygons to create pure and semi-pure tessellations; therefore, you will need custom tools for the constructions of an equilateral triangle, a square, and a regular hexagon [these come with the standard installation of Sketchpad]. The second part extends the notion of tessellations to create non-regular polygon and "Escher-like" tessellations.
Technology Type: Sketchpad 
Author: teacherlink.org--Center for Technology and Teacher Education
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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