Discission Board 4.docx - I have chosen to discuss Tessellations Tessellations also known as tiling can be described as a surface covered with shapes

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I have chosen to discuss Tessellations. Tessellations, also known as tiling, can be described as a surface covered with shapes. These shapes contain no overlaps or gaps. Tessellation dates back to the 14th century. The geometric shapes that create tessellations patterns are triangles, squares, and hexagons. A rigid tessellation is a pattern that contains triangles. Triangles are ridge because they cannot be pushed or pulled into another shape. Non Rigid tessellations are other polygons that can be pulled or pushed out of shape. Shapes such as squares are non-rigid because it can be changed to a rhombus. M.C. Escher is knows as the father of modern tessellations created many different patterns of tessellations, which were also seen as optical illusions. Below are different examples of tessellations. My reflection on tessellations may seem a bit off-topic. Nevertheless, I was intrigued by a video I discovered while researching. I stumbled upon a fun video from Ted Talks called, Why do Honeybees Love Hexagons? It was a cute video that describes the reasoning as to why honeybees may have chosen the tessellation shape of the hexagon as appose to any other shape. The narrators noted that the hexagon was chosen because that shape was space and material useful for the bees. I wonder what trial and error occurred throughout evolution to make the bees to realize this. I wonder if they started with circles or triangles? References How Tessellations Work . (2011, April 25). HowStuffWorks. Robinson, P. D. (2013). Who Invented Tessellations? Sciencing. Shapes: Rigid and Non-Rigid . (2018). YouTube. TED-Ed. (2014). Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson. In YouTube . Tessellations | What are they? (n.d.). .