Program Flyer: Tessellation Exploration

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Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
Tessellation Exploration
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 56 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Fine Arts, Mathematics
Program Description
What is the difference between a regular tessellation and a semi-pure tessellation? Where does the term "tessellation" originate, and what is the sum of angles around one vertex in a tessellation of the plane by polygons? Treat your class to an art-filled math experience using museum objects and patterned surfaces to explore different math concepts about tessellations and polygons. Students are introduced to a mummy case, an Islamic prayer niche, an Escher print and other works while learning to identify various tessellations using a viewing guide included in the Teacher Information Packet, which accompanies the videoconference.
Program Format
1. Discuss definition of tessellations, and examples students have seen (tiled floors, quilts, etc).
2. Define math terminology, such as polygon, regular polygon, and regular tessellation.
3. Introduce works from the museum with examples of regular tessellations.
4. Students work on math viewing guide throughout the program.
5. Discuss regular vs. non-regular tessellations, and look at non-regular examples, including M.C. Escher’s work.
6. View and discuss examples of semi-regular and demi-regular tessellations.
1. How different cultures have used math and tessellations in their work.
2. The difference between the many types of tessellations.
3. How math can be used to create art.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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