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Pure Tessellations


 
This activity explores tessellations of regular polygons. Tessellations are an arrangement of closed shapes that completely cover the plane without overlapping or leaving gaps. Mathematics: Students will investigate tessellations by making use of angle measure, rotations, translations, and reflections. Students will also investigate the fourcolor theorem. Mathematical Thinking: This activity will reinforce students’ mathematical reasoning, problem solving, visualizing and spatial skills specifically dealing with tiling a plane with polygons. Students will conjecture about shape attributes that allow polygons to tessellate. Technology: MW commands include fd, bk, clean, cg, lt, rt, pu, pd, ht, st, to, end, :, repeat. Sample Screen Shot:


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