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Tessellations & Tilings

Basic properties of tessellations (also called tilings) are explored in this section.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 7: Geometry in the Plane: Tessellations
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Middle School: TwoDimensional Geometry
NCTM Standards:
Geometry Standard for Grades 68
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Paving Stones
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 1. How many stones did Kathy need to buy to pave an area in her yard?
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A Quilt Made of Squares
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Using the information given, will the finished quilt be in the shape of a
square?
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Symmetry Surprise
 Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Identify the types of symmetries of each of three patterns.
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Tiling Triangles
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Given the dimensions of a large triangle, find the dimensions of the 25 small triangles that tile it.
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Twisting Carpet Tiles
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. For each of the two floors find the total number of degrees that the
sixteen tiles have been rotated.
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Women's Walkway
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How many bricks would it take to cover the full area of the pattern
sample? What's the
area?
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