Learning objects Tessellate decorate: rhombuses

TLF ID L7785

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 object is one in a series of eight objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students describe a tessellation as a pattern that has no gaps.
  • Students use rhombuses to create the same tessellation as one displayed in a virtual sample book.
Educational value
  • Demonstrates the properties of tessellations by providing models of different tessellations of the same rhombus shape.
  • Provides multiple rhombuses for the student to arrange to replicate the modelled patterns.
  • Allows trial-and-error strategies and provides supportive feedback to the student.
  • Expands the pattern automatically to fill a large space and allows the student to see the continuous multi-directional nature of tessellations.
  • Includes a print option that captures the student's experiments in the free-play space.
Year level

1; 2

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Practical activity

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Lynda Matthews
    • Address: Mount Barker SA 5251 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256kb/s or faster.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.