*How can I use Math to create Art?*

*How can I predict which shapes will tessellate?*

**Project Description:**

The tessellation must be named correctly.Using a ruler, plain 8.5 X 11 paper, pencils, markers, or crayons, students will construct a tessellation. The tessellation must use one or more of the following transformations: translation, reflection, rotation. Any regular polygon or polygons may be used.

__Geometry 8.G__

Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.

1. Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations:

- Lines are taken to lines, and line segments to line segments of the same length.
- Angles are taken to angles of the same measure.
- Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines.

2. Understand that a two-dimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them.

3. Describe the effects of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates.

4. Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two- dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them.

The tessellation must be named correctly.Using a ruler, plain 8.5 X 11 paper, pencils, markers, or crayons, students will construct a tessellation. The tessellation must use one or more of the following transformations: translation, reflection, rotation. Any regular polygon or polygons may be used.