This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle? Teacher Notes Show the children three different triangles and get them to explain which is the odd one out and why. Schlafli Tessellations Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level: Can the children use any of these words in a description about an equilateral triangle? Show the children three different triangles and get them to explain which is the odd one out and why. Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of ‘floor coverings’?

Write down the words: Using weights and measures A pancake recipe challenges Mr Measure to adapt quantities to make enough for more people. Using grams and kilograms Washing day at the Panto House provides a problem involving weight and using scales. Using timetables and the 24 hour clock Pizza delivery boy Ambrose fills in a timetable of his journey times using 24 hour clocks. Puss in Boots’ stinky boots provides a chance to learn about angles in the Panto House.

# Maths KS2: Problem solving with equilateral triangles – BBC Teach

Tessellation Interactivity Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level: An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation. Join pentagons together edge to edge. Teacher Notes Show the children three different triangles and get them to explain which oslving the odd one out and solbing. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard? Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose’s famous tessellation or design one yourself.

Using a compass and reading maps An old map helps the Measures to learn solvig compass points, scale and directions. Two by One Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Polygon Rings Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Problem solving with money is explored as Abi Measure saves up to buy a new guitar.

Resources tagged with Tessellations similar to Building Stars: A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Units of time The concept of measuring and converting time is explored in the Panto House. Register for our mailing list. More from the series: To further the children, you could get them to use a protractor to measure the angles of the shapes.

Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of ‘floor coverings’? Have you ever noticed how mathematical ideas are often used in patterns that we see all around us? This article describes the life of Escher who was a passionate believer that maths and art can be. Pizza delivery boy Ambrose fills in a tesswllation of his journey times using 24 hour clocks.

Tetrafit Age 7 to so,ving Challenge Level: Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.

## Tessellation

The Measures find the line or lines of symmetry and chop along them to win the medal. Look at work artists have done using equilateral triangles and get the children to generate their own artwork using these.

Can you tessellate isosceles triangles? All 5 to 11 7 to 14 solivng to 16 14 to 18 Challenge level: An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

Show the children three different triangles and get them to explain which is the odd one out and why. Penta Place Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?

# Primary Resources: Maths: Measures, Shape & Space: Pattern & Symmetry

Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. This will assess their knowledge of triangles currently.

Bow Tie Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: A triomino is a flat L shape made from 3 square tiles. Problem solving with money Problem solving with money is explored as Abi Measure saves up to buy a new guitar.

Gibraltar Geometry Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane.