Sunday, February 9, 2014

Doing Math

Creating a Tessellation

A tessellation is the tiling of a plane using on ore more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. Tessellations can be simple or intricate and can be categorized into smaller categories which include the following categorizations:

Regular: This type of tessellation is made of the same shape.

Semi-Regular: Tiles of more than one shape.

Aperiodic: Tiling that cannot form a repeated pattern.

Below is an example of a more simple tessellation that I have created.

1 comment:

  1. In this post you would definitely want to expand. If the point is to talk about how you made this tessellation, get into your thinking. If you wanted to write about what a tessellation is, there's a lot of math and/or history you could connect to.