The student will perform rigid transformations on pre-defined and original two-dimensional shapes to form tessellating patterns when possible.
Real world application
A tessellation is a repeating tiling pattern with no overlaps or gaps. Honeybees instinctively create tessellations when they make honeycombs, while humans consciously include them in art and architecture. Tessellations can range in size from microscopic to gigantic. What kinds of shapes can tessellate?
Select a shape and click Add to produce a copy of the shape in the play area. Drag the shape, flip the shape, or delete the shape as needed. Try to fill the space with a tessellating pattern and then click Check.
Click in the box to plot points and draw a figure. Avoid intersections. Click Copy to produce a copy of the figure in the play area or Clear to draw a new figure.
Drag the figure, flip the figure, or delete the figure as needed. Try to fill the space with a tessellating pattern and then click Check.