Research-based guidance and classroom activities for teachers of mathematics

Tiling Patterns

This set of tasks from cre8ate maths is available on the National STEM Centre eLibrary. It takes the context of floor tiling to focus on the ways in which regular polygons can be tessellated in regular and semi-regular patterns.

As well as involving working with spatial relations and ideas of symmetry and transformations, the tasks require work with angles, and involve pupils in both geometric problem-solving and thinking about ratio and equivalence.

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