ERIC Number: ED388611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Introduction to Tessellations.
Seymour, Dale; Britton, Jill
This book explores a class of geometric patterns called tessellations, a pattern made up of one or more shapes which completely cover a surface without any gaps or overlaps. Focus in on one of the more elementary types of tessellations and investigation of them through concepts basic to art, geometry, and design. The seven chapters look at which shapes will tessellate, why certain shapes tessellate and others do not, how many different tessellating patterns can be created using two or more regular polygons; considerations of symmetry, and what techniques can be used to generate these intricate designs. Step-by-step instructions and suggested activities are provided for student production of both copied and original tessellations. An appendix, "Algebraic Analysis of Regular Polygons Around a Point," a glossary, and a bibliography conclude the book. (MM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Design, Geometric Constructions, Mathematical Concepts, Patternmaking, Patterns in Mathematics, Polygons, Ratios (Mathematics), Symmetry, Tessellations, Transformations (Mathematics)
Dale Seymour Publications, P.O. Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303-0879 ($19.95; order number DS07901).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related book, see SO 025 777.