Unlocking Creativity: Teaching Students to Create Mesmerizing Tessellations

A tessellation is a pattern of shapes that covers a plane without any gaps or overlaps. Tessellations are usually created by repeating a single shape or combining several shapes together.

Teaching Lesson Plan:

Objective: At the end of the lesson, students will be able to create their own tessellation and explain how it was created.

Materials: Paper, pencils, colored pencils/markers

Procedure:

1. Begin the lesson by discussing the basics of tessellations. Explain that a tessellation is a pattern of shapes that covers a plane without any gaps or overlaps. Show examples of tessellations and discuss the shapes used to create them.

2. Give each student a piece of paper and have them draw a simple shape (e.g. a square). Explain that this will be the shape they will use to create their tessellation.

3. Instruct the students to use their shape to create a tessellation. They can rotate the shape, flip it, or combine it with other shapes to create their tessellation.

4. Once the tessellations are complete, have the students color them in with colored pencils or markers.

5. Ask the students to explain how they created their tessellations and the shapes they used.

6. Finally, have the students present their tessellations to the class.

Conclusion: Ask the students to reflect on what they learned during the lesson.

Assessment: Assess the students’ ability to create a tessellation and explain how it was created.