Skill 24H
Tessellations
A tessellation is a fancy term which means
that when objects are placed side by side, they fit tightly and do not have any spaces
between them. There are actually two types of tessellations:
Regular Tessellations are made with identical shapes that all touch side to side. This
includes squares, triangles and hexagons (see #4 below). There are also Irregular
Tessellations that are made from several different shapes simultaneously that result in
all parts of the figure being touched by another figure. For example, although #2 below is
not a tessellation, if we added triangles between the pentagon spaces it would become an
irregular tessellation. |