## TESSELLATION PROBLEM SOLVING KS2

Measuring distance Measuring distance round a rectangle and devising routes in the Panto House. Can you recreate these designs? Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Tessellation Interactivity Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level: It seems a golden opportunity to link art with maths, allowing the creative side of your. Gibraltar Geometry Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Take a look at the photos of tiles at a school in Gibraltar.

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. Why or why not? Have you ever noticed how mathematical ideas are often used in patterns that we see all around us? This article describes the life of Escher who was a passionate believer that maths and art can be. What movement is required between each unit? Ambrose uses the circular base and cuts to form the equilateral triangle base explaining about the properties of the shape.

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. To further the children, you could get them to use a protractor to measure the angles of the shapes.

Watch the clip as inspiration for how triangles can be used in tewsellation designs. Using a compass and reading maps An old map helps the Measures to learn about compass points, scale and directions.

# Transformations and constructions :: Tessellations :

Bow Tie Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: How many different shapes can you see inside this photograph? Finding lines of symmetry The Measures find the line or lines of symmetry and chop along them to win the medal. Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose’s famous tessellation or design one yourself.

You might like to produce an elegant program to replicate one or all.

Two by One Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. Take a look at the photos of tiles at a school in Gibraltar.

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. A geometry lab crafted in a functional programming language. How to solve the problem of making equal size pizzas from 2kg dough at the pizza parlour. Pizza delivery boy Ambrose fills in a timetable of his journey times using 24 hour clocks. Will the tessellations go on for ever? Problem solving with money Problem solving with money is explored as Abi Measure saves up to buy a new guitar.

A triomino is a flat L shape made from 3 square tiles. Three examples of particular tilings of the plane, namely those where – NOT all corners of the tile are vertices of the tiling. Puss in Boots’ stinky boots provides a chance to learn about angles 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.

The Measures face an origami challenge which explores the properties of pentagons. This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.

## Tessellation

What mathematical words can be used to describe this floor covering? Three differentiated questions then reinforce understanding of angles in a triangle, use of a prblem and introduce an investigation about fitting different triangles into a 30cm square pizza box.

He makes tessellating toppings to cover the pizza. Tetrafit Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Semi-regular Tessellations Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level: Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher. Geomlab Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level: Triominoes Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Have you ever noticed how mathematical ideas are often used in patterns that we see all around us? Washing day at the Panto House provides a problem involving weight and using scales.

What are the basic units? Tessellation Interactivity Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level: