Ani learned about tessellations in lesson 57 of Calvert 7. First I sent her upstairs to look at the quilt I made for her several years ago. It’s a tessellation of fish.
Then it was her turn to make a paper tessellation. First, she cut out a 4″x4″ piece of posterboard.
Then, she drew a design on one side from top to bottom corner and cut along the line she made. She taped the cut off piece to the other side of the square.
Next, she did the same thing, this time along the bottom from left to right corner.
After that, she traced her template over and over in a tessellation on her paper.
Finally, she used colored pencils to color in her tessellation.
And ended up with a very lovely picture!