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Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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Geometric Transformations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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These guided, interactive activities use figures, interactive diagrams, pattern blocks, geoboards, graphs, programmable turtles, and coordinate systems to help students learn what it means to perform ...
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Tess

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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KaleidoTile

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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Java Kali

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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Kali

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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Wallpaper

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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Regular Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane.
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Floor Tiles

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Tilings and Symmetry

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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A set of questions for small group investigation on tilings and symmetry using the software KaleidoTile.
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Exploring Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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 7) 
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This worksheet follows up on the classwork activity. (see link below in Resource Connections)
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Exploring and Creating Tessell...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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 semipure tessellations; therefo...
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Regular Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Geometry in Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Explores lines, planes, angles, and polygons in tessellations.
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Tessellations: Geometry and Sy...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Examines plane symmetry.
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Visual Patterns in Tessellatio...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Explores the mathematics behind art and its role in nature.
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Geometric Transformations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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These guided, interactive activities use figures, interactive diagrams, pattern blocks, geoboards, graphs, programmable turtles, and coordinate systems to help students learn what it means to perform ...
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What are Tessellations?

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Examines the mathematical properties of tessellations.
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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Defines symmetry and demonstrates different types of plane symmetry.
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Tessellations in the World Dia...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Looks at the history of tessellations, why they are important and examines some patterns in nature and art.
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Color in Tessellations Dialogu...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Explains the effect that color has on the patterns we see in tessellations.
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Optical Illusions Discussion

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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Looks at several optical illusions.
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