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Exploring Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Although it could be argued that the best way for students to explore tessellations is by using pattern blocks, the virtual pattern blocks in this NLVM applet will engage your students, too. In this a...
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Exploring Tessellations (Homew...

Tessellations (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
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This worksheet follows up on the classwork activity. (see link below in Resource Connections)
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Floor Tiles

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to create a figure that can be tessellated.
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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Java Kali

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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KaleidoPaint

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

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Computer 
Tool 

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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

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Computer 
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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.
Older students c...
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MindTweak

Tessellations (Math 6) 
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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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Patio Stones

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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How many stones did Kathy need to buy to pave an area in her yard?
NOTE: A free login is required. Sign up using the link on the login page, or use your existing KenKen or Problems...
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Regular Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane.
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Regular Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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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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Shmuzzles

Tessellations (Math 6) 
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Assemble mosaics using tessellating Shmuzzle shapes in four colors. To locate the solid color Shmuzzle puzzle pieces, select "Creative Shmuzzling," and then "New Shmuzzle Creation." To rotate the puzz...
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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Defines symmetry and demonstrates different types of plane symmetry.
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Tess

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Computer 
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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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Tessellate!

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to create a figure that can be tessellated.
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Tessellation Tool

Tessellations (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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Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Using this virtual manipulative you may: add a block to the workspace; rotate a block; change the color of a block; remove a block; group blocks; zoom in/out
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Tilings and Symmetry

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Computer 
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A set of questions for small group investigation on tilings and symmetry using the software KaleidoTile.
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Wallpaper

Tessellations (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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What are Tessellations?

Tessellations (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Examines the mathematical properties of tessellations.
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