### TESSELLATION PROBLEM SOLVING KS2

Shapely Tiling Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Weighing and measuring How to solve the problem of making equal size pizzas from 2kg dough at the pizza parlour. Register for our mailing list. Polygon Rings Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Bow Tie Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Penta Place Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Washing day at the Panto House provides a problem involving weight and using scales. Can you recreate these designs? What questions can you ask about them? This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging. The Measures face an origami challenge which explores the properties of pentagons.

Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them?

The Measures face an origami challenge which explores the properties of pentagons. Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. A chess board is marked into squares the problemm size as the tiles and just one square, anywhere on the board, is coloured red.

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It seems a golden opportunity to link art with maths, allowing the creative side of your. This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher. A pancake recipe challenges Mr Measure to adapt quantities to make enough for more people. Kites and Darts Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Three differentiated questions then reinforce understanding of angles in a triangle, use peoblem a protractor and introduce an investigation about fitting different triangles into a 30cm square pizza box.

What mathematical words can be used to describe this floor covering? Polygon Rings Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: How to solve the problem of making equal size pizzas from 2kg dough at the pizza parlour.

Three examples of particular tilings of the plane, namely those where – NOT all corners of the tile are vertices of the tiling. Why or why not? Watch the clip as inspiration for how triangles can be used in different designs.

# Transformations and constructions :: Tessellations :

All 5 to 11 7 to 14 11 to 16 14 to 18 Challenge level: This problem considers the eight semi-regular tessellations which pose a demanding challenge in terms of. At the Grecian Pizza Parlour, apprentice Ambrose receives an order for 50 equilateral triangle shaped pizzas with equilateral triangle shaped toppings. Can you find out how the 6-triangle shape is transformed in these tessellations?

Will the tessellations go on for ever? I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create? Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.

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

Puss in Boots’ stinky boots provides a chance to learn about angles in the Panto House. Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of ‘floor coverings’? Take a look at the photos of tiles at a school in Gibraltar.

You might like to produce an elegant program to replicate one or all. Register for our mailing list.

Penta Place Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles. Schlafli Tessellations Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level: Escher Tessellations Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: This article explores the links between maths, art and history, and suggests investigations that are enjoyable as well as challenging.

A geometry lab crafted in a functional programming language. Can the children use any of these words in a description about an equilateral triangle? Can you tessellate isosceles triangles? Pizza delivery boy Ambrose fills in a timetable of his journey times using 24 hour clocks. An environment that enables you to sokving tessellations of regular polygons.