Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Identity Tessellation's- 7th and 8th Grade

Tessellation's are designs featuring different things (faces, symbols, etc.) which fill the page without gaps or overlapping, to form a pattern that completely fills a space.  7th and 8th grade students created a tessellation using their name in "bubble" letters, a face, and a symbol to represent them in some way.  To create the tessellation, they folded a 12x12 paper to create 8 triangles.  Then they drew their design into one triangle with a pencil, outlined with a black sharpie, and traced into the other triangles using different the kinds of folds by going to the window.  So far, the results are outstanding!  Colored pencils are being recommended to color in the positive space they have created.

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