These 5 tessellation lesson plans can be taught in 60-90 minutes each. This product contains 40 pages including:
* 5-10 days of tessellation activities
* 17 color examples of tessellations
* 8 Tessellation coloring pages (for extension activities beyond the 5 lessons)
* Illustrated, step by step instructions to demonstrate how to create all 3 types of tessellations using the different media for each activity.
Concepts/skill development covered included in this geometry unit plan:
*Definitions for tessellations, slides, reflections (AKA "flips") and rotations (AKA "turns").
*The 3 types of rotations (90 degrees clockwise, 90 degrees counterclockwise, and 180 degrees) are also discussed.
*Tracing, cutting, alignment, mentally turning and manipulating a figure
*Identifying tessellations (and patterns that are not tessellations)
*Manipulating figures to create the 3 different types of tessellations (cutting and pasting figures)
*Creating a figure that can be cut out and traced to result in interlocking tessellations (with no gap or overlap)
*Drawing a figure that will result in interlocking tessellations (with no gap or overlap)