Mammoth Memory


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 tessellation is a group of shapes joined together with no gaps

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

Squares make tessellation



Example 2

Triangles make tessellations

A equilateral triangle can form a tessellation.


Example 3

Hexagons make tessellations

A hexagon can form a tessellation.


Example 4

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

M C Escher's was the first to draw tessellations 

This is M.C. Eschers drawing of Geckos.

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