Mammoth Memory

Tessellation  

Repeated patterns – no gaps

A shape is said to be tessellated if an infinite number of that shape can be put together with no gaps.

A repeatedly failed driving test with a car on its roof outside the test centre will help you remember that a tesselation is a repeated pattern

The first time I failed my driving test was when I turned up late (tessellation). I’ve repeatedly failed my test hundreds of times (repeatedly).

 

Example 1

This red and white square checkered pattern is a tesselation as each of the squares fit together with no gaps inbetween them

     

                                                                                                               

Example 2

A equilateral triangle can form a tessellation with no gaps between each of the triangles

A equilateral triangle can form a tessellation.

 

Example 3

A hexagon can form a tessellation with no gaps between each of the hexagons

A hexagon can form a tessellation.

 

Example 4

A famous artist who drew tessellations was M.C. Escher

This is M.C. Eschers drawing of Geckos which interlock and repeat with no gaps between them so this is a tessellation 

This is M.C. Eschers drawing of Geckos.

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