A tessellation is a tiling of shapes that fit perfectly together. There are no gaps or overlays! When the tessellation is made by repeating one shape (a regular polygon) in a pattern, we call it a regular tessellation. When the tiling is made of two or more regular polygons, we call it a semi-regular tessellation.
There are three regular polygons that can make regular tessellations: equilateral triangles, squares, and hexagons! (seen in image below)
Magna-Tects, we can demonstrate the three regular tessellations with Magna-Tiles!
Cool Patterns! When two or more Shapes are used in a Tessellation, we call it a semi-regular tessellation.
Magna-Tiles Connect: In real life, find tessellations all around you in architecture, everyday objects, nature, math, and science!