MATRIX: Math Achievement to Realize Individual eXcellence A Collaboration between the Elizabeth School District
and the Center for Innovation in Engineering
and Science Education (CIESE)
   Math Achievement To Realize Individual eXcellence (MATRIX): A grant program funded by the New Jersey Department of Education Stevens Institute of Technology








Exploring Semi-Regular Tessellations

This activity asks the student to make a semi-regular tessellation. There are 8 such tessellations. Students use Sketchpad shapes above to make all the tessellations and then explain why they tessellate.

See examples of the tessellations.

Another approach used with a different group of students to come up with the 8 semi-regular tessellations with the virtual manipulatives from Utah State. A new feature in the library is the ability to design your own lessons. This lesson sequence which was developed during the summer workshop will be used in year 2.

Here's some screen shots of what can be done using eNLVM.

Class Activities/Materials

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  Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) Elizabeth School District
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