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## What is a tessellation transformation?

Tessellation. a pattern made by using different transformations of geometric figures. A figure will tessellate if it is a regular geometric figure and if the sides all fit together perfectly with no gaps.

**What are the 3 types of tessellation?**

There are only three regular tessellations: those made up of squares, equilateral triangles, or regular hexagons.

### Is a tessellation a type of transformation?

The tessellation, based on a four-by-four grid of quadrilaterals, illustrates many transformations. Each of the dark figures can be translated to fit onto a dark figure two rows or columns away. Or, it can be rotated 180° to fit onto a light figure in the same row.

**How do you make a translation tessellation?**

Steps

- Find an A4 size piece of paper.
- Cut out a small square or parallelogram.
- Convert this base tessellation into a more interesting shape.
- Trace it on the 3″ x 6″ (7.5cm x 15cm) paper until it is full.
- Go over the lines with a black permanent marker.
- Color it in anyway you like.
- Ink it all over.
- Let dry.

#### What kind of transformations can a tessellation include?

There a three types of tessellations: Translation, Rotation, and Reflection.

- TRANSLATION – A Tessellation which the shape repeats by moving or sliding.
- ROTATION – A Tessellation which the shape repeats by rotating or turning.
- REFLECTION – A Tessellation which the shape repeats by reflecting or flipping.

**What is tessellation in bio?**

In this tutorial review, we highlight the concept of tessellation, a structural motif that involves periodic soft and hard elements arranged in series and that appears in a vast array of invertebrate and vertebrate animal biomaterials.

## How do you make a simple tessellation step by step?

A Simple Method For Creating Tessellations From Rectangles

- Cut out a rectangle out of an index card or poster board.
- Draw a line from one side to the opposite side.
- Cut along the line you drew and interchange the pieces.
- Draw another line on the resulting figure in a perpendicular direction to the first line.