Sunday, August 7, 2016



Definition of tessellation: Tessellation is a group of polygons closely fitted together in a repeated pattern without any gaps or overlapping. Here is an example:

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Regular Pentagon
Irregular pentagon
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(Salzman, L., (1990).  Cool Tessellations.  Creative activities that make math and science fun for kids!  P6-7)

Vocabulary / glossary
When 2 or more straight lines meet to create a corner.
The amount of turn between 2 straight lines that have a common end point.
Irregular polygon:
An irregular polygon is a shape with unequal sides such as a rectangle, quadrilateral and many more.
Regular polygon:
A regular polygon has equal sides and is the same length such as a square, a triangle and a pentagon.

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