Tessellations in Year 3

Thursday, February 24, 2022

This week in Year 3 we have been exploring the unique mathematical patterning of tessellations, also known as tiling. Tessellations are a special type of geometric patterning of triangles, rectangles and hexagons with no overlaps or gaps between the shapes.

Tessellations repeat forever in all directions, therefore the patterns can’t have unique points or lines that occur only once, or look different from all other points or lines. Additionally, a tessellation can’t radiate outward from a unique point, nor can it extend outward from a special line.

The year 3 students enjoyed investigating how tessellations are used in architecture and design art, as well as tessellations found in nature! They also had a go at creating their own tessellations, have a look!

Written by Mr Alexander Brown