Tessellations with Photoshop
To help students better understand transformations, have them create digital tessellations. The tessellation starts with a square block in any color. By removing a section from one side of the square and placing on the opposite side, you'll create a shape that will tesselate across the screen. Repeat this process for the top and bottom your square and now your tessellation will fill the screen. Choose between two or more colors to differentiate between the shapes. This tessellation uses a gradient from the two shape colors as a background layer. This idea for tessellations with Photoshop comes from Math Art by Collette Stemple.
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