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Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 06:25:57 PST

Just a short note to tell how sucessful showing of the Jim McNeils
"Tesselation" video (from Sax) was for my "absolutely awful off the wall
"fifth grade. Only two of the usual
noisy out of their seat boys had to be sent out of the room. The majority
were entranced and anxious to do the tesselation. We had touched on them
last year and did some simple ones but with a mans voice talking and actual
TV videos one would
have thought it was the first time they had heard about them. I highly
this video for 4th or 5th graders doing art and math and on up through the

I would like more information on how this actually ties into math - not being
oriented I can only pick up on the negatives and positives, translation and
I know this is good for the math part of the brain but need to know more just
for my own satisfaction. I;m doing it just for the absolute fun of it!!!