6th – 8th Grade
Virtual Social Studies & Cross-Curricular Art
The Art of Mathematics: Tessellations – Taught by: Sharon
A tessellation, or tiling, is created when a shape is repeated without any gaps or overlaps. This lesson allows students to examine tessellations and their geometric properties while
creating a mathematical work of art.
8.G.A.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.
VA: Cr2.1.5 Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and
approaches through practice.
VA: Cr2.2.5 Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of
materials, tools, and equipment.