## What are the 4 rules for creating a tessellation?

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REGULAR TESSELLATIONS:

- RULE #1: The tessellation must tile a floor (that goes on forever) with no overlapping or gaps.
- RULE #2: The tiles must be regular polygons – and all the same.
- RULE #3: Each vertex must look the same.

## What is a tessellation technique?

A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps. Another word for a tessellation is a tiling.

**What are 3 ways rules to create a tessellation?**

What Are The Math Rules For Regular Tessellations?

- The tessellation or tiling must tile a plane infinitely without gaps or overlapping.
- The tiles must be regular polygons, shapes with interior angles that add up to 360 degrees.
- Each vertex where the corners meet must look the same.

### What type of math do tessellations use?

Tessellation in two dimensions, also called planar tiling, is a topic in geometry that studies how shapes, known as tiles, can be arranged to fill a plane without any gaps, according to a given set of rules.

### Can a square be used to make a tessellation?

The most common and simplest tessellation uses a square. You may not have thought about it, but you will ahve seen titlings by squares before. A lot of bathrooms have square tiles on the floor. A lot of classsrooms will have squares on the floor and there may even be squares in the ceiling. Squares easily form horizontal strips:

**Can you make a tessellation with a regular octagon?**

Q. Would the octagon and the equilateral triangle tessellate? answer choices Yes; two octagons and one triangle meet at each vertex; 150+150+60=360

#### How to make a rotation tile for tessellation?

We make this kind of tessellation by copying the tile over and over again, and then doing translation/slide/glide for the ones in the same row as the original fish. Then, we flipped (reflected) half of them left-for-right or top-for-bottom or something like that, and fitting all the tiles together.

#### How do you identify a tessellation?

How do you identify a tessellation? If the figure is the same on all sides, it will fit together when it is repeated. Figures that tessellate tend to be regular polygons. Regular polygons have congruent straight sides. When you rotate or slide a regular polygon, the side of the original figure and the side of its translation will match.