Wednesday, April 1, 2015

So...what are Escher's Tessellations and what is the maths behind them?

Add your ideas in the comments below...BEFORE you research.  Then go for it and see what you can find out.  

32 comments:

  1. I think a tessellation is a single shape made into a larger shape without leaving any gaps or spaces.

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    1. A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering an area without having any gaps or anything overlapping. My link is http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/whattess.html

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  2. I think that a tessellation is where there are several of the same picture and in all the gaps there is another picture.

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  3. I think a tessellation is two thing that can be matched together so there are no gaps between them.

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  4. I think that a tessellation where there a lots of the same picture and there are no gaps.

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  5. I think that a tessellation is a picture repeated again and again with no gaps in it.

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    1. A turtle shell is a tessellation.

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  6. I think that tessellations are when there is the same size shape put together to make the same shape, and there is no gapes between them because then that is not a true tessellation. This is before I did research.

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  7. This is a really good link, it show examples of different tessellations. https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/tessellation.html

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  8. I think a tessellation is two thing that can be matched together so there are no gaps between them.

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  9. A tessellation is like a puzzle. But different. Why? Because in a tessellation, you have pieces that are all the same. How it is the same as a puzzle? All the pieces fit perfectly, AND since it's a drawing it has to fit the hole page!!

    Meaning of a tessellation to me.

    -Paris

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  10. A tessellation is a drawing that has no gaps and is made out of shapes that fit together.

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  11. I think that a tessellation is a picture that fits into another picture and there are no gaps/empty spaces.

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  12. I think it is something where it is all joined up and there are no gapes it sight.

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    1. This is some informason I found, a large surface, without gaps or overlaps.

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      http://www.tessellations.org/tess-what.shtml

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  13. After I did research. Tessellations are an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, like a puzzle, in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.

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  14. Here is a link to what what a tessellation is

    http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/whattess.html

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    1. Karlson how do I go on your link

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    2. Karlson how do I go on your link

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  15. Sorry, my link isn't click able. To get to is search what is a tessellation and it is the maths is fun.

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  16. i think they are shapes that are put together or linked to make it look different or confusing

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  17. I think a tessellation is something that everything fits in to everything there is no spaces nothing.

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  18. I think a Tessellation is where you join to shapes and make them fit into place of one another like a pattern or form another shape.

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  19. I think a tessellation is a geometric scale made out of shapes to make a pattern or a work of art. (c)

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  20. I think that a tessellation is where you make a picture but it all has to fit in evenly. Kind of like what Paris said. But when you are doing a picture and there are gaps you could have another picture kind of relating to it.

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  21. if you type in what is tesellation it will come up as Tessellation. A pattern of shapes that fit perfectly together! A Tessellation (or Tiling) is when we cover a surface with a pattern of flat shapes so that there are no overlaps or gaps.
    source "tesellation math is fun "https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/tessellation.html "

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  22. Here is a link to a good site explaining it. http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/whattess.html

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  23. I think it is lots of the same picture

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  25. I thought they were some sort of pattern this i my reasearch the process or art of tessellating a surface, or the state of being tessellated.
    an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.

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  26. A tessellation is like a puzzle. But different. Why? Because in a tessellation, you have pieces that are all the same. How it is the same as a puzzle? All the pieces fit perfectly, AND since it's a drawing it has to fit the hole page!!

    Meaning of a tessellation to me.

    -Paris

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