Tessellation Lesson Plans

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Amber Thomas
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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40 pages
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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

Activities include:
✅ 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)

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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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