Tessellation Project

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Tessellation Project

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Regular Hexagon Tessellation

Exercise: (7) Using a compass, centimeter ruler to construct the hexagon

tessalation pattern shown above. Extend it as far as you can on an

8.5 in x 11 in blank sheet of paper. The side of the hexagon is 4 cm.

Make three copies of the tesselation pattern. Make three Escher style

graphic designs.

If you draw the diagonals of the hexagon, you will have six equiateral

triangles inside. The equilateral triangle and hexagon tesselations are

closely related. Threre are only three regular polygons which can form

tesselations in a plane.

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