What is the theme or topic to be presented?
Using paper shapes to create tessellations in order to prove certain geometric transformation concepts.
Students will be able to:
Apply knowledge of geometric transformations to create a tessellation.
Geometry Standards Year 11
3.11 Analyze the properties of geometric transformation (translation, line
reflection, dilation and rotation) using the coordinate approach and apply them in solving problems
Ideas for Building Materials: (per student)
• 5x5 inch piece of cardstock
• Blank paper
• Transparent tape
Materials for Optional Activity:
• Wood glue
• Fabric ink
• Colored markers or pens
• 6x6 inch wood block
• 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick craft foam
Prerequisite and Background Information:
Students should have an introductory understanding of tessellations before doing this Making activity. Below are two helpful websites that cover the background information students should know: