tessallations and polygons

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I am a student teacher and I wanted to teach a grade 5 class a lesson on tessallations; however, I am not sure what group activity to incorporate into my lesson to help them better understand what tessallations are. For my motivation or focusing event, I was going to read the book, A cloak for the dreamer" its a good book that will introduce the concept to the students. DO you have any idea what kinds of activities I could do with the students to help them understand the concept of tessallations?

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asked by Trisha
  1. you should read them the book, then let them do a craft to make like a tile from construction paper. maybe something like that.

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    posted by jazz
  2. Try these sites for ideas.

    http://www.tessellations.org/diy-basic1.htm

    http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html

    http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/tessellate/?version=1.6.0_05&browser=MSIE&vendor=Sun_Microsystems_Inc.

    http://www.coolmath.com/tesspag1.htm

    http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/

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