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Tilings and Symmetry

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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A set of questions for small group investigation on tilings and symmetry using the software KaleidoTile.
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Using Kali

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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An exercise (in English and Spanish) in using an interactive 2D Euclidean symmetry pattern editor. This activity was originally written as one of the stations in Frisbie Middle School's Multicultural ...
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane.
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Relationships Between Reflecti...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Users will learn the properties of designs that have bilateral symmetry in this activity.
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Reflection and Rotation Symmet...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Sketchpad 
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Students test a variety of figures for symmetry by actually constructing reflections and rotations. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format and t...
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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Regular Tessellations

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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A middle school lesson to help students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane. In addition to alignment to NCTM Standards and ...
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Four Types of Symmetry in the ...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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An overview of rotation, translation, reflection, and glide reflection including diagrams illustrating the four symmetries and questions that could be used with students.
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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Defines symmetry and demonstrates different types of plane symmetry.
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KaleidoTile

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Explore tessellations of the sphere, Euclidean plane, and hyperbolic plane while creating colorful works of art. Decorate your tessellation with your own favorite images, or select images from the ...
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Kali

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Kali lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 tiling groups. Kali does not assume the user knows how to read, so even the youngest children can enjoy it.
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Tess

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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A shareware program for creating symmetric planar illustrations. With Tess, while you draw you can automatically maintain the symmetry group you have chosen; 11 rosette, all 7 frieze, and all 17 wallp...
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Tessellation Creator

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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A tessellation is a repeating pattern of polygons that covers a plane with no gaps or overlaps. What kind of tessellations can you make out of regular polygons?
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Java Kali

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Kali is a program that lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 wallpaper groups, as well as several frieze and rosette groups.
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Relating Rotations to Symmetry

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Students will investigate the relationship between rotations and the symmetry they recognize in a figure or a design in this activity.
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Symmetries and Their Propertie...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Users will learn about glide reflection—a symmetry transformation that is made up of two other symmetry transformations, a translation and a reflection with this activity.
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Tessellation Tool

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows you to build tessellations and other designs by attaching the corners of various shapes to one another. To make a tessellation, you need to create an arrangement of repeating shapes w...
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Virtual Paper Cut and Fold

Symmetry (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Learn how to make snowflake patterns and create a fivepointed star. The interactive site offers both a Flash tool and a faster, more fullyfeatured Java applet that allows you to save the snowflakes ...
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Wallpaper

Symmetry (Math 6) 
PowerPoint 
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This PowerPoint file displays questions about symmetry; answers guide the user to one of 17 symmetry classifications for tessellations or wallpaper patterns. Support materials include handson tessel...
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Funhouse Mirrors

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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A Geometer's Sketchpad tool for constructing distorted images that can be viewed undistorted with a cylindrical mirror. The file contains tabbed pages with several images, a grid for students to draw...
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Reflection and Rotation Symmet...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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Students test a variety of figures for symmetry by actually constructing reflections and rotations. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that contains both the sketch and a pdf file of the...
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GeomeTree

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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GeomeTree enables the manipulation of geometric trees with 2 to 7 branches via multitouch gestures. Change angle between branches and change common ratio. Selectable themes draw trees with un...
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HandsOn Math: Interactive Col...

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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HandsOn Math: Interactive Color Tiles provides students with an openended tool for exploring fundamental math concepts. The use of a Color Tiles is a way to give students insight into a variety o...
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KaleidoPaint

Symmetry (Math 6) 
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As you draw, KaleidoPaint mirrors your brushstrokes to create a beautiful infinitely repeating design. Features: 
MindTweak

Symmetry (Math 6) 
iPad 
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MindTweak is like taking your brain to the gym for a visual thinking workout. Visual thinking refers to the skills involved in reading, interpreting, comprehending, comparing, analyzing, synthesizing ...
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