Tessellations
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Mr. Arca's tessellation art exhibit requires four tessellations that are to be handed in by Wednesday May 18th

All tessellations must be presented in a frame. There are two frames that you can make


15 cm x 15 cm or 22 cm x 14.5 cm. Examples shown in Mr. Arca's room


1. A hand drawn (cut out shape and print) of a regular polygon that has been translated, reflected or rotated. You must submit the cut out shape to receive a mark
2. A second hand drawn (cut out shape and print) of a regular polygon that has been translated, reflected or rotated - must be different from #1. The shape and transformation must both be different. Please hand in the the cut out for the mark
(i.e. if you chose a translation in #1, you must do a reflection or rotation for #2)
3. A black and white photograph of something that you shot and has a tessellation. Expand and crop the photograph so it fits a frame
4. A computer generated tessellation of your choice.
5. A drawn, coloured and art picture using tangrams. Work will be based on art and difficulty to solve.



TWO BIG RULES: No tracing (especially from the internet) and hand in your shapes.


Note for all art works, a plaque must be also given that:
a) has a title
b) explains the math that is used
c) your name
d) typed

There will be two marks given, one for math and the other for art

Math for Mr. Arca /1. One mark for handing in each of the four tessellations (half for art and half for math) - I'm looking for neatness, beauty and math explained. There is also one mark for whole group of work. This assignment is worth six marks. Bonuses will also apply to this assignment.