Chapter 15 Tessellations

  • Chapter 15

    Chapter Objective:

    * A tessellation is made when a shape (or shapes) is repeated, covering a plane (or surface) without gaps or overlaps to form patterns.


    tessellation - A tessellation is a pattern that can be made using any number of repeated shape(s) fitted together to cover a surface without any gaps or overlap. 

    repeated shape - A repeated shape is a unit shape in a tessellation. 

    slide - To move a shape in any direction to a new position.

    rotate - To rotate means to turn a shape about a point. This point is called the center of rotation.

    flip - To turn a shape front to back over a line.

    modify - To modify a shape means to alter or create a new shape for a tessellation.