Cool Tessellations. Creative Activities That Make Math & by Anders Mann Hanson

By Anders Mann Hanson

Become aware of mystery math and technology tips to growing artwork! This identify introduces younger readers to the sciences, with an inventive twist. Math and technological know-how academic pages are interspersed with cool tessellation actions that provide useful functions of the data scholars examine at school. All actions comprise how-to pictures, effortless directions, and transparent causes. strengthen universal middle criteria in analyzing, math, and technology, whereas making cool paintings tasks, from translational symmetry to Archimedean solids. Aligned to universal center criteria and correlated to country criteria. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing corporation.

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Then tape the larger polygons. 5 Put the shape templates in the cuboctahedron layout (see page 25). Repeat steps 2 through 4. 4 6 Put the shape templates in the truncated octahedron layout (see page 25). Repeat steps 2 through 4. 28 FIT THE SOLIDS TOGETHER 1 Find faces on two of the solids that are the same shape. Match them together. Balance them on top of each other. 2 Fit the third solid between the first two solids. The third solid will match one face to each of the first two solids. 3 Make more solids to add.

TR U N C ATE D TE TR A H E D R O N a 3-D shape with four hexagonal faces and four triangular faces. – H EXAGON – VERTICAL – in the opposite direction from the ground, or up-and-down. in the same direction as the ground, or side-to-side. H O RIZON TAL – 30 GLOSSARY COMP LEX – made of many parts. I N T ER LOCK I N G – TE M P L ATE – HON EYCOMB – a structure that bees make out of wax. having parts that fit together and connect tightly. OV ER L A P – to lie partly on top of something. U N D E R N E ATH – the creative ability to think up new ideas and form mental images of things that aren’t real or present.

With one or more elements that repeat to either R I G HT A N G L E – an angle side or up or down. that measures 90 degrees. P OLYG ON – a polygon that forms one of the flat surfaces of a 3-D shape. a shape that takes up space in three dimensions. Also called a 3-D shape. made up of straight lines, circles, and other shapes. a shape with four straight, equal sides and four equal angles. SOL I D – FACE – G E O METRIC – SQUA R E – a shape with six straight sides and six angles. TR U N C ATE D O C TA H E D R O N a 3-D shape with eight hexagonal faces and six square faces.

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