Mrs. Sulik's Fifth Grade Math Class
M. C. Escher was a Dutch artist who lived from
1898 - 1971. Many of his
were tessellations. Instead of using the usual polygons,
like triangles and squares to tessellate, he liked to create pictures
of horses, fish, salamanders, and birds that he could tessellate.
In this lesson, each student selected a basic pattern.
They first tessellated
the pattern to fill a complete 8.5" X 11" page. Then they were asked to
see if they could create a design of an animal or object.
The results of this
year's Escher-like drawing are displayed on this Web page. It never ceases to amaze
me how each group of students stretches their imagination a little more than
the classes of previous years.
_____________________________________Carol Sulik, Math Teacher, Fairland Elementary School
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