Tessellations are found in art, architecture, and the natural world. Students work with increasingly difficult polygons (from triangles and squares to pentagons, hexagons, decagons, and beyond) as they explore the mathematics of tessellations. In Section 1, terms that reappear throughout the unit are defined, and examples of tessellations from the natural world and different areas of human endeavor are shown. In Sections 25 students investigate tessellations in which all the tiles are congruent to each other; while in Sections 68 students explore tessellations with regular polygons.
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Table of Contents:
SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION
SECTION TWO: TILING THE PLANE
SECTION THREE: TRIANGLES AND QUADRILATERALS
SECTION FOUR: PENTAGONS AND HEXAGONS
SECTION FIVE: THE CONWAY CRITERION
SECTION SIX: FITTING REGULAR POLYGONS AROUND A POINT
SECTION SEVEN: REGULAR POLYGONS, AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH
SECTION EIGHT: TILING THE PLANE WITH REGULAR POLYGONS
