Introduce Tessellations

  1. Introduce examples of tessellations, eg. Escher.
  2. Introduce key terms.
    Transformational symmetry
    Glide reflectional symmetry
  3. Have teams begin to investigate tessellations online and choose a design of their own.

Tips and Tools

Use this Composition of Transformations lesson for ideas on teaching glide reflection.

Highlight Mathematical Practice 3, Construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others, on the Mathematical Practices Rubric

Direct students to the Cool Math 4 Kids  site for help in investigating tessellations.  

Students can use to design their tessellations.

Have students complete Daily Learning Logs