!"#$%&'()&%*+)$&,-%(. / 0 The simplest tessellation is shown above. It is composed of equilateral triangles. The symbol 3 6 is a standard notation for tessellations and polyhedral solids. The large 3 in 3 6 defines the regular polygon as having 3 sides. The 6 defines the number of triangles surrounding any vertex you pick. Note that the pattern shown has boundaries, but the pattern can be extended withou limit.
0 1 !"#$%&'()&%*+)$&,-%(*+(..(%%&'$/, Exercise (1): You are to construct with a compass and ruler the tessellation pattern above. Each equilateral triangle measures 3 cm on a side. Fill the pattern on an a blank standard sheet of paper, measuring 8.5 in x 11 in. Fill the pattern as far as possible on the sheet of paper. (2) Reproduce three additional copies on a copy machine for the next part of the exercise, described on the next few pages.