I started the lesson by showing a cute short video about Tessellations which has a cartoon version of Escher sitting at his desk thinking and designing.
Here is the link:
We also played a online tessellation game on the smartboard.
Here is that link:
After we experimented, I showed the process of creating a tessellation with a 2 inch square of card stock. I used my document camera and projector to show what I was doing.
Here is a handy video showing the process, if you haven't ever tried it:
Here are some finished works of art:
|Razorbacks and Dinosaurs!|
|Moles with Hard Hats!|
|She said this was her favorite project she has done all year!|
|Fish! This student wanting to leave one fish white to create emphasis!|
|Blue Dolphins and Green Frogs!|