Join pentagons together edge to edge. This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher. Problem solving with money Problem solving with money is explored as Abi Measure saves up to buy a new guitar. Watch the clip as inspiration for how triangles can be used in different designs. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Bow Tie Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Tessellating Triangles Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Shaping up with Tessellations Age 7 to 14 This article describes the scope for practical exploration of tessellations both in and out of the classroom. Schlafli Tessellations Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level: Playing with polygons The Measures face an origami challenge which explores the properties of pentagons. At the Grecian Pizza Parlour, apprentice Ambrose receives an order for 50 equilateral triangle shaped pizzas with equilateral triangle shaped toppings. A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge.

Two by One Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Can you cover the. Can you tessellate isosceles triangles?

# Primary Resources: Maths: Measures, Shape & Space: Pattern & Symmetry

Tetrafit Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: This problem considers the eight semi-regular tessellations which pose a demanding challenge in terms of.

I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?

Resources tagged with Tessellations similar to Building Stars: Using a calendar Exploring time, dates and calendars in the Panto House. Outside the Box Age 7 to 14 This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.

Using timetables and the 24 hour clock Pizza delivery boy Ambrose fills in a timetable of his journey times using 24 hour clocks. Shapely Tiling Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Using weights and measures A pancake recipe challenges Mr Measure to adapt quantities to make enough for more people.

More from the series: A pancake recipe challenges Mr Measure to adapt quantities to make enough for more people.

Capacity and measure Jack and Jill visit Buttons to fill a bucket with water, and explore relative capacity. Semi-regular Tessellations Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level: You might like to produce soving elegant program to replicate one or all. Exploring time, dates and calendars in the Panto House.

Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Wolving Measures face an origami challenge which explores the properties of pentagons.

The Measures find the line or lines of symmetry and chop along them to win the medal. Look at work artists have done using equilateral triangles and get the children to generate their tessellatipn artwork using these. How many different shapes can you see inside this photograph? Using grams and kilograms Washing day at the Panto House provides a problem involving weight and using scales.

An environment solvinv enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons. Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of ‘floor coverings’? Measuring distance round a rectangle and devising routes in the Panto House.

## Tessellation

Some elegant use of procedures will help – variables not tesxellation. Take a look at the photos of tiles at a school in Gibraltar.

A chess board is marked into squares the same size as the tiles and just one square, anywhere on the board, is coloured red. Watch the clip as solvinv for how triangles can be used in different designs. What is the same and what is different about these tiling patterns and how do they contribute to the floor as a whole? Ambrose uses the circular base and cuts to form the equilateral triangle base explaining about the properties of the shape.

# Transformations and constructions :: Tessellations :

He makes tessellating toppings to cover the pizza. Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.

Polygon Rings Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: