Tiling Patterns

Activity Information

This topic takes the context of patio and floor tiling to investigate how regular polygons fit together.

Mathematical Connections

These activities will develop the process skills involved in solving problems: recording, systematic experimentation, justifying and proving. 

Patio patterns will involve the use of the mathematical vocabulary of polygons and provides an opportunity for work on the interior angles of polygons.

Semi-regular tilings develops the work on interior angles.

More triangles than squares? involves the pupils in both geometric problem solving and thinking about ratio and equivalency.

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