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Tilings and Symmetry

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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Exploring Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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Geometric Transformations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Regular Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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Exploring Tessellations (Homew...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
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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) 
Sketchpad 
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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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Geometric Transformations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Geometry in Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Explores lines, planes, angles, and polygons in tessellations.
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Investigating Tessellations Us...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students create tessellations using triangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, and parallelograms.
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Regular Tessellations

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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Tessellations: Geometry and Sy...

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

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Explores the mathematics behind art and its role in nature.
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Color in Tessellations Dialogu...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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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) 
Java Applet 
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Looks at several optical illusions.
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Symmetry in Tessellations Dial...

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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) 
Java Applet 
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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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What are Tessellations?

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Examines the mathematical properties of tessellations.
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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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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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Tess

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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Tessellation Creator

Tessellations (Math 7) 
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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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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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Java Kali

Tessellations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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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Tessellate!

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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