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Tiling: Look Kool (Season 1)

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This title is a part of the series Look Kool (Season 1)


Catalogue Number:  APT098
Producer:  Apartment 11
Subject:  Mathematics
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  22:00
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Tiling (or tessellation) is covering a plane surface with shapes that fit together without overlaps or gaps. Hamza examines repeating patterns of shapes on a quilt and a shower wall; tiling patterns also occur in natural objects such as pineapples, honeycomb and a turtle shells. The investigators find other examples: brick paths, tire tread patterns, and a soccer ball. Tessellation patterns may be made with repetitions of one shape or with a mixture of triangles, hexagons and squares. Different patterns may be made with shapes through reflection, rotation, or translation. 


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