Tessellations

Ani learned about tessellations in lesson 57 of Calvert 7. First I sent her upstairs to look at the quilt I made for her several years ago. It’s a tessellation of fish.
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Then it was her turn to make a paper tessellation. First, she cut out a 4″x4″ piece of posterboard.
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Then, she drew a design on one side from top to bottom corner and cut along the line she made. She taped the cut off piece to the other side of the square.
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Next, she did the same thing, this time along the bottom from left to right corner.
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After that, she traced her template over and over in a tessellation on her paper.
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Finally, she used colored pencils to color in her tessellation.
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And ended up with a very lovely picture!
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