Department of Mathematics
THE ART OF MATHEMATICS: EXPLORING TESSELLATIONS WITH TECHNOLOGY & TRADITIONAL METHODS
Tessellations can be used to engage K-16 students in thinking deeply about the art of mathematics, specifically the intersection of beauty and transformations. In this session, participants will create tessellations using paper/pencil, pattern blocks, GeoGebra (free, open source software), and online applets. Regular, semi-regular, and Escher-style tessellations will be explored through each of these methods. Participants will leave the session with materials to effectively implement the activities in the K-16 classroom.