Year 6 Tessellations

June 9, 2016

Last week, during Maths and Art time, Year 6 learned about tessellations. First of all, the students found out that a tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps. Mr Ennion explained and showed how to form or arrange small squares, triangles, hexagons, and other shapes in a checkered or mosaic pattern. The children also learned to draw fractals and natural spirals by using reflection, rotation, and translation; things that are extremely useful in Maths. Later on the students started painting all these geometrical shapes – here are a few photos with our wonderful tessellations. As you can see, it was a very interesting lesson.