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# Tessellation - Tessellations Definition A tessellation is...

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Math 2023 1 Tessellations Definition : A tessellation is an _____________________________ of _________ or _____________ shapes which completely __________________ the plane (________ _________________), without any ___________, __________, or _________________. Examples: Using Pattern Blocks, determine which of the following polygons can be used to tessellate the plane without using the other polygons. Definition : A regular tessellation is a tessellation in which a ______________ type of congruent _______________ _____________________ is used to tessellate the plane. Are any of the tessellations you created above regular tessellations? If so, which ones? Can you create a regular tessellation using a pentagon or an octagon? Try to tessellate the figures below by tracing copies of them onto a plain piece of paper. Do they tessellate? Explain. Pattern Block Polygon Does it tessellate? Equilateral Triangle (green) Square (orange) Rhombus (white) Rhombus (blue) Isosceles Trapezoid (red) Regular Hexagon (yellow)

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Math 2023 2 What is the measure of a vertex angle in each of the following regular polygons? How does the vertex angle affect whether the shape can form a regular tessellation?
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