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Tessellations with Regular Polygons

Updated on 10/06/2014

Activity Overview

Explore regular polygons to find out which regular polygons will tessellate the plane.

Objectives

  • Explore some regular polygons to see which of these will tessellate in the plane.
  • Use observations to answer the question, “Which regular polygons will tessellate in the plane and why?”

Vocabulary

  • regular polygon
  • pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon

About the Lesson

This activity is designed to be student-centered, with the teacher acting as a facilitator while students work cooperatively. The time varies for the activity depending on whether the TI-Nspire document (.tns file) is provided for or created by the students.