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# Tessellate decorate: rectangles

TLF ID L7781

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 learning object is one in a series of eight objects.

Tags: tess

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students describe a tessellation as a pattern that has no gaps.
• Students use rectangles 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 rectangular shape.
• Provides multiple rectangles 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

F; 1; 2

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
Concept
• Mathematics/Area
• Mathematics/Measurement
• Mathematics/Pattern perception
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application;
• Analysis
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling;
• Practical activity
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### 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.