This task examines the ways in which the plane can be covered by regular polygons in a very strict arrangement called a regular tessellation. These tessellations are studied here using algebra, which enters the picture via the formula for the measure of the interior angles of a regular polygon (which should therefore be introduced or reviewed before beginning the task). The goal of the task is to use algebra in order to understand which tessellations of the plane with regular polygons are possible.
Objective: Students will create their own tesselations and research and formulate opinions ...
Objective: Students will create their own tesselations and research and formulate opinions on M.C Escher.Activity Type/Purpose: Individual creations by students along with guided questions to facilitate connecting art and mathematicsAudience: Geometry Classroom