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The Official M.C. Escher Website

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This site includes a biography as well aslinks to Escher's art including an interactive journey through his art.

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Project Based Learning Geometry Sign Up Form - Free from Curriki

Project Based Learning Geometry Sign Up Form - Free from Curriki | A Whirlwind of Tesselations | Scoop.it

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A new app coming out this fall which is line with the new Common Core Curriculum.

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MC Escher Tessellations (Lesson Plan)

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Discover a geometry lesson that is integrated with history and art to engage even the most math resistant of your students, and to enlighten everyone about M. C. Escher's work with tessellations. Grade 3-6


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Although this is a lesson plan for teachers, students could also use it to create a project.  Even though it is for grades 3-6, it is a good starting point for anyone on their initial foray into tesselations.

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Melanie Davidson's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:06 PM

rhythm, balance, emphasis, unity, color....

Jonna Lynne Chambers Choat's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:19 PM

this will work

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Tessellations | What are they?

Tessellations | What are they? | A Whirlwind of Tesselations | Scoop.it
This site deals with tessellations from the graphic artist point of view.
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It gives instruction as well as many examples of tesselations.  The site also provides many tesselation patterns and how to design them.

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SymmetryMill: Pattern Design Tool

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MakeUseOf: Creating visually appealing patterns and textures can be very complicated. There are numerous desktop applications that graphics designers use for this purpose. But these applications feature complex interfaces and tools that take long to get familiarized with. If you are looking for a tool that helps you create patterns in an easier way, then you need to look for something made specifically with user friendliness in mind.

Link to Artlandia website http://www.artlandia.com/products/SymmetryMill/


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This is a useful site for creating patterns for the real-world such as flooring designs.  Wonderful introduction for students of the use of geometry in interior design.

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Geometry Pad

Get Geometry Pad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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This app is similar to Geometer's Sketchpad, dynamic geometric software we use in class.  If you have access to using this app, I highly recommend it.

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:43 AM

Cool! Need to check if a similar product is available on android?

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Tessellations - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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"A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps."

"To form into a mosaic pattern, as by using small squares of stone or glass." [From Latin tessellātus, of small square stones, from tessella, small cube, diminutive of tessera, a square; see tessera. Dictionary.com]

"A collection of plane figures that fills the plane with no overlaps and no gaps." 
"Designs featuring animals, birds, etc, which can fill the page, without over-lapping, to form a pattern."

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This is a very informative site delving into the art of tesselations.

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