Tessellations with Java

Tessellations with Java



By Roseann Krane, Monte Vista HS, Danville, CA, and
students: Jefferson Ng, Mike Carns, and Amber Bullington, and
Sherida Hare, Bellport HS, Brookhaven, NY, editor

"Understanding symmetry is essential to the understanding of Escher art and understanding symmetry involves a familiarity with the movements that mathematicians call transformations." (Jill and Walter Britton)

Click to view the "Step by Step Tessellations" for a detailed explanation on tessellations. Click to print the "Step by Step Tessellations" for a detailed explanation on tessellations.

Vocabulary:


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Student Exercises
  1. Modify the paint function to create a tessellation of triangles.
  2. Modify the paint function to create a tessellation of hexagons.
  3. Modify the paint function to create a tessellation of octagons and squares.


Links about tessellations:
  • World of Escher
  • Han's Computer Art
  • Swarthmore Tessellation Tutorials
  • Glide Reflections Tutorial
  • Movies on Tessellations
  • Swarthmore Discussions Thread
  • Student Work with Tesselmania
  • Student Work with Paint Programs

  • Lesson Plan

    You can contact me at : roseann@krane.net
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