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Math: Tessellations

Lesson Plan Published 11/2/17 Last updated on 8/14/18

Broaden your mathematical horizons by transforming your study of geometric transformations into a digital art project. In this lesson, you’ll use M.C. Escher’s artwork to inspire your students to create their own unique tessellations with Adobe Photoshop.

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Rachel Leriche

Posted on 6/30/18 9:20:44 PM Permalink

Awesome, art in math.

Astrid Dynes

Posted on 6/29/18 9:51:30 PM Permalink

Wonderful lesson, love the use of art in a math class.​

Diana Diaz

Posted on 6/21/18 1:08:44 AM Permalink

​A great lesson for teachers and students to use art in a math lesson.

Neal Evans

Posted on 5/30/18 1:21:15 PM Permalink

​An excellent resource that can show art students, who may feel that maths isn't their strongest suit, that they do use maths effectively in their work.

Thanks for the assets

Ann Rogers

Posted on 4/24/18 4:10:36 PM Permalink

​This is great photoshop assignment! I love tessellations.

jeffrey plummer

Posted on 4/13/18 2:27:11 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing so many resources.

Audra Thomas

Posted on 4/11/18 5:00:54 AM Permalink

​This is an awesome assignment for photoshop.

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 3:51:31 PM Permalink

​A great lesson to familiarize students with PhotoShop and tessellations.

Kristine Schiffbauer

Posted on 3/5/18 7:32:39 PM Permalink

thank you​

Claire Richards

Posted on 2/3/18 11:26:34 AM Permalink

This is fantastic the student sample is so simple but great, I have to admit to being a mad fan of tessellations!

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