In a message dated 11/12/00 9:49:01 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Great sites...thanks so much for sharing! I teach creating tessellations
an entirely different way. I have the students begin with a 3"x3" manila
tagboard square. They cut a piece from the top of the square, slide it down
to the bottom of the square, and tape it to the bottom, changing the shape
the geometric shape to a freeform shape. They do the same thing to the left
side of the square, cutting a "nibble" from the side, sliding it over to the
right side and tape it down. >>
I f you make tesseleations this way you should see Jim McNeils' video on
tesselations. He uses a 3x3 card too. I got the video and although kind of
young, it has great information on translations, rotations and reflections.
we just finished this unit and hung them up all around the school end to end!
The kids had a lot of fun trying to create shapes that became something