Geometry – Day 56 – Tessellation Project

Why We’re Here:

  1. We’ll make our own tessellations from a square base.


  1. Scissors
  2. Index cards, pre-printed with a square and a hexagon.
  3. Tesselations Project sheet

The Breakdown

  1. Opener + Review (15 minutes)
  2. Demonstrate Square Tessellation (15 minutes)
  3. Crafty Scissors Project Work Time! (25 minutes)
  4. Clean Up (5 minutes)
  5. Homework: Complete Tessellation Project.


Slide Deck

  1. 80% (Arizona Republic)
  2. Thus far we’ve only investigated the boring tessellations. All squares. Hoo-ray.
  3. But even cool ones can start with a square.
  4. Show the cuts. Where do I move this piece I cut so that the shape tessellates?
  5. So what do you see?
  6. Do you know what’s special about Chuckles?
  7. He has friends!
  8. Do you see the square?
  9. Give the assignment. Discuss how it should look.

Notes & Revisions:

  1. None.
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