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Tessellation Resources

References and software for creating tilings.



Math Forum: Tessellation Tutorials by Suzanne Alejandre

Shows how to make tessellations and gives links.  Has tutorials for Macs using Claris Works, which is now Apple Works.


Computer Art Using MS Paint

Lesson plans and examples using the MS Paint program. Has one lesson on tessellations.

Tessellating Fish-a Sixth Grade Math Project

Step by step method of tessellating fish using the Translation Method.

Totally Tessellated

It is an introduction into the complex world of tessellations and tilings which was entered in the 1998 ThinkQuest competition sponsored by Advanced Network & Services. This contest, for high school students, involves creating an educational web site. Please observe their copyrights.


Britton, Jill and Walter, Tessellation Teaching Masters , Dale Seymour Publications


Beyer, Jinny: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns Designing Tessellations, Contemporary Books (1999)


Tessellation Winners, Escher-like original student art, The First Contest, 1990 Contest Winners, Dale Seymour Publications, 1991


Tessellation Winners, Escher-like original student art, The Second Contest, 1992 Contest Winners, Dale Seymour Publications, 1994

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Symmetry and Tessellations

By Jill Britton.  Activities deal with Ukrainian eggs, hub caps, quilts, the alphabet, flags, company logos and more.  See the “Diamond 16 Puzzle”.

Photography by Diana J. Hunter

Although not a tessellation site, there are beautiful pictures by the artist.