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Tessellate decorate: rectangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of rectangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of rectangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the rectangles in the play space. This ...

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Tessellate decorate: squares

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of squares. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of squares to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the squares in the play space. This learning ...

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Tessellate decorate: equilateral triangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of equilateral triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Choose a tessellation of equilateral triangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the equilateral triangles ...

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Tessellate decorate: hexagons and triangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of hexagons and triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Choose a tessellation of hexagons and triangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the hexagons and ...

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Tessellate decorate: rhombuses

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of rhombuses. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of rhombuses to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the rhombuses in the play space. This learning ...

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Tessellate decorate: right-angled triangles

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of right-angled triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of right-angled triangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the right-angled ...

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Tessellate decorate: trapeziums

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of trapeziums. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select a tessellation of trapeziums to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating the room with two more tessellations. Create your own designs with the trapeziums in the play space. This ...

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Tessellate decorate: three shapes

Decorate a room in a house with patterns made of rhombuses, squares and equilateral triangles. Choose a part of the room to decorate. Select tessellations of rhombuses and equilateral triangles, or rhombuses, squares and equilateral triangles to make. Copy the pattern and see it cover part of the room. Finish decorating ...

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Paving patterns - mathematics activities

The photograph shows paving laid in a pattern that 'grows' rather than repeats - it has just two repeating elements. Within its border of small square tiles, it uses tiles of three different colours, and two different sizes. Working out how many of each tile is needed for a given large area requires the identification of ...

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Visualising two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes

This collection comprises 24 digital curriculum resources, including learning objects from the series 'Shape sorter', 'Face painter', 'Geoboard', 'Photo hunt', 'Viewfinder' and 'Shape maker'. There are three categories: exploring two-dimensional shapes; visualising three-dimensional shapes; and making three-dimensional ...

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Triangle pavers - mathematics activities

This photograph of triangular tiles inlaid in a pavement suggests explorations of the several relationships of these tiles relative to the background square regions. Size relationships and symmetry may be explored. Teachers are encouraged to scan all the ideas suggested here as relevant to the various year level groupings, ...

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Garden at the Red Fort - mathematics activities

This photograph of a section of the garden at the Red Fort in Agra, India, suggests explorations of several relationships relative to the background 'square' regions. Teachers are encouraged to scan all the ideas suggested here as relevant to the various year level groupings, as there is clearly an increasing mathematical ...

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Crazy patchwork quilt, 1890-95

This is a crazy patchwork quilt, measuring 202.5 cm x 268.0 cm, made by Rebecca King (1859-1915) in the late 19th century. The 'crazy' elements are immediately evident as the eye begins to take a journey across a spinning mosaic of different shapes and colours, which the artist created by sewing hundreds of small units ...

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Tessellating tiles

In this teaching resource students learn how to construct shapes that will tessellate (or tile) a plane area. Starting with a regular shape known to tessellate (square, equilateral triangle, hexagon), students apply geometrical transformations to the sides of the shape to create new shapes that tessellate. There are links ...

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Tessellation tricks

Learn how two shapes from a repeating tile cause a pattern to undergo a metamorphosis. Create the illusion of one animal slowly transforming into another, line by line. Is it a bird? Is it a fish?