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  • || color || irregular || design || interlocking || intersection || computer-generated ||
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Totally Tessellated
  • || Comment: || A superbly well-done site on tessellations. Winner in the ThinkQuest'98 competition. Features over 100 dynamic pages with quality illustrations, photographs, and links. Main topics: History of Tessellations, Essentials, Mosaics/Tilings, Escher, and Beyond. Background Information has links to polygons and angles, symmetry and transformations, regular polygons, plus links to a simple introduction to tessellations and to the effect of color usage on tessellated designs. Regular Tessellations contains links to real examples. ||

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Tessellation.org
  • || Comment: || Includes information on all aspects of tessellations, from their history and development to complete galleries of examples by M. C. Escher, the master of the art. Also included are extensive workshops showing how to design and produce your own artistic tessellations. ||

Title:
Investigating Tessellations Using Activity Pattern Blocks
  • || Comment: || Features activities for investigating tessellations with pattern blocks as well as student tessellation samples. Contains links to a Patterns Program by Jacobo Bulaevsky (including How to Use the Pattern Blocks Program and a direct link to the Pattern Blocks Applet) in which you can experiment on-line with the shapes (provided you have a JAVA-capable browser). ||

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Virtual Manipulatives: Pattern Blocks
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LinoTiler
  • || Comment: || Decorate square tiles on a flat floor in a symmetrical configuration. Then create repeating wallpaper patterns from identical square tiles using wallOVERS (also from ProtoZone). Both interactive activities require Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in. ||

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Fractiles, Inc.
  • || Comment: || The versatile and elegant geometry of Fractiles allows you to create aesthetically pleasing designs with repeating and non-repeating patterns. And unlike pattern blocks, these MAGNETIC tiles stay put, an especially helpful feature for students with fine motor skill problems. ||

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Tessellations
  • || Comment: || Tessellations is the company that combines art, math, and fun. They make Puzzellations, Colorful Connectables and Perpetual Patterns puzzles, plus a variety of other products inspired in part by the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, but also by mathematicians such as Roger Penrose and Benoit Mandelbrot. ||

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Tilings and Designs
  • || Comment: || Commercial source of several sets of shapely tiles that lend themselves to unlimited design making, like mosaic inlays and imaginative scenes and figures. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (From Crackers to Honeycomb to Soap Bubbles and Beyond)
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Bees, Microscopy & Mathematics
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  • || Comment: || The comb of the honeybee is organized into regular hexagonal cells, showing a repeating, symmetrical mathematical pattern. Such a pattern could be equally well achieved by cells based on the equilateral triangle or square. So why the hexagon? ||

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Bees-Online
  • || Comment: || An educational web site about honey bees and beekeeping. You can download Fun Bee Software and Bee Games, such beekeeping jig saw puzzles, beekeeping crosswords, the only free e-book on the Internet about honey bees, and a honey bee screensaver. The hands-on game in BeeBopper asks you to bop bees right out of their hive and leave as few as you can. The latter requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in. ||

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Polar Smash
  • || Comment: || Another game based on a tessellation of regular hexagons - designed as a Christmas promo. Either one or two players - jump up and down on the ice to send your opponent swimming. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in ||

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Carbon Nanostructures
  • || Comment: || Graphite is formed from carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. Discover why this form of carbon is used in pencils. Learn about the strongest fibers known (tubes of graphite or carbon nanotubes) and their applications. ||

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Soap Bubbles
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  • || Comment: || This site from the Exploratorium in San Francisco has information on the shape of bubbles and investigates what happens when bubble meets bubble. Contains formulae for long-life bubble solutions, links to other sites on bubbles (like Create Giant Bubbles), as well as a "bubbliography". ||

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Interlocking Pavers & Molds
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  • || Comment: || Features tessellated, interlocking concrete pavers and molds. Like Escher's reptile, the tessellating shapes are modified hexagons. ||
  • || Special: || Click on the photo above to view the tessellation of salamanders in greater detail. ||

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Shmuzzle Puzzle
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  • || Comment: || A standard jigsaw puzzle is comprised of pieces of many different shapes that fit together only one way. A Shmuzzle Puzzle is comprised of Escher-like pieces of only one shape that fit together many ways - but only one right way! Be sure to try CyberShmuzzling (requires Macromedia Flash Player). ||
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  • ACTIVITY (A Regular Tessellation Prism Kaleidoscope)
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Escher: Lizard/Fish/Bat
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  • || Comment: || A large color rendition of Escher's lizard/fish/bat tessellation. Suitable for a color transparency. ||

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You Can Create a Kaleidoscope
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Duck Into Kaleidoscope
  • || Comment: || This simple devise will create hundreds of images of whatever you place inside it. Make Multiple Images of Yourself! The basic kaleidoscope is a triangle, but mirror tiles can deformed into other shapes and angles as well. Mirror, Mirror contains more details. ||

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Kaleidoscope Collector - How Kaleidoscopes Work
  • || Comment: || Features graphics showing the basis of and the dramatically different images produced by the three mirror, two mirror, twin mirror, and four mirror scope. ||

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Kaleido-Headache
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  • || Comment: || Mind-boggling kaleidoscope show created by Ann-S-Thesia (Ann Stretton). Simply phenomenal! ||

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Symmetrizer
  • || Comment: || Press play, then move your mouse around to see this on-line kaleidoscope in action. Allows change of repeating character and superposition of grid.How? features an animated explanation. Requires Macromedia Flash Player. ||

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Kaleidoscope Painter
  • || Comment: || Paint your own kaleidoscope canvas! Just drag the mouse slowly around the canvas and let the computer show your artistic talents. Requires a JAVA-capable browser. The author's FLAKaleidoscope (requires Macromedia Flash Player) allows you watch colorful and hypnotic patterns emerge from a selection of simple drawings. ||

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Kaleidodraw
  • || Comment: || This interactive kaleidoscope from the Long Island Children's Museum allows you to select the symmetry of a circular canvas, change pen points, and change color. KaleidoDraw (from ProtoZone) features a similar interactive activity. Both require Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in. ||

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Build Yer Own
  • || Comment: || Click and drag the shapes provided into the circle. When the blue light passes over them, they show up like a kaleidoscope image. Another Virtual Kaleidoscope features a similar interactive activity. Both require Macromedia Flash Player. ||

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KaleidoMania! Interactive Symmetry
  • || Comment: || KaleidoMania! is a unique, new tool for dynamically creating symmetric designs. The CD-ROM software and activities will make your students eager to explore the mathematics of symmetry. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (Tessellating with Irregular Polygons)
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Triangle
  • || Comment: || Every triangle tiles the plane (tessellates) as this Flash movie by Mike Shepperd will demonstrate. So does every Quadrilateral. Both demos require Macromedia Flash Player. ||

Title:
Perplexing Pentagons
  • || Comment: || The regular pentagon does not tile the plane, however there are tessellating pentagons. Fourteen types have been discovered. Are all the types now known? The problem remains unsolved. ||

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Pentagons That Tile The Plane
  • || Comment: || The problem here is to find a single tile shape with five sides which can tile an infinite floor without leaving holes. Discusses various solutions to the problem. ||

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Tessellating Alphabet
  • || Comment: || Each letter of this tessellating alphabet fits together with copies of itself to tile the plane. Click a letter to see how it tiles. Some letters tile in more than one way. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (The Semiregular Tessellations)
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Totally Tessellated: Semiregular Tessellations
  • || Comment: || You can view color renditions and real examples of the semiregular tessellations in this page of the Totally Tessellated web site. Templates allows you to print renditions of each tessellation suitable for coloring activities. ||

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Virtual Manipulatives: Tessellations
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Totally Tessellated: Demiregular Tessellations
  • || Comment: || You can view color examples of more demiregular tessellations in this page of the Totally Tessellated web site. Templates allows you to print renditions of each tessellation suitable for coloring activities. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (Islamic Tessellations)
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Historical and Geographical Connections
  • || Comment: || Contains historical and geographical links for tessellations and tilings in the Moorish architecture of Spain, Chinese and Japanese Designs (with JAVA applets by Dr. William Chow), Islamic Art and Architecture, and Persian Architecture. ||

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Symmetric Patterns at the Alhambra
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  • || Comment: || Features symmetric patterns at the Alhambra with accompanying math problems. Includes a link to the Four Types of Symmetry in the Plane with connections to a number of tessellation pages. ||

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Symmetry & Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets
  • || Comment: || A joint effort between The Textile Museum and The Math Forum. Link to Rug Gallery includes images of carpets with a variety of geometrical patterns and symmetrical designs. Educational Resources contains suggestions for the classroom. ||

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Magic Carpet
  • || Comment: || Weave symmetries into an instant rug by drawing in a rectangular panel. Interactive software (from ProtoZone) requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in. ||

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Some Arabic Tiles
  • || Comment: || Features colorful tessellating Arabic tiles with links to an outline version of each. Download the tiles and use the paint bucket tool to make your own color schemes. ||

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Geometrical Patterns
  • || Comment: || Download seamless decorated tessellating tiles for your web page background or simply view the full background on a whole page. You can even change the background color. Options include Moorish (Islamic), Japanese, Celtic, and Medieval. ||

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Taprats
  • || Comment: || Taprats is an applet for generating symmetric Islamic-style star patterns. Includes a detailed on-line user's manual and a library of built-in tilings that can be used to construct many famous Islamic designs. Requires a JAVA-capable browser. ||

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Islamic Art and Geometric Design
  • || Comment: || Presenting beautiful Islamic works from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art along with a series of pattern-making activities involving straightedge and compass, these materials are designed for use in the classroom and may be readily adapted by teachers to create exciting lessons in art, culture, math, and geometry. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (The Art of M. C. Escher)
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M. C. Escher: The Official Website
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Escher in het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)
  • || Comment: || A permanent Escher exhibition in the center of The Hague. Famous prints are showcased, complemented by changing displays of selected personal documents. The exhibition includes a Virtual Reality display which enables visitors to embark on a voyage of discovery through and within Escher's work. ||

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Escher on Display
  • || Comment: || Escher's work can be seen in several other locations in the Netherlands. They are listed here in chronological order, with accompanying photographs. A large print of Escher's Metamorphosis III used to be displayed in the Kerkplein post office in The Hague. It has been moved to Lounge 4 of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport (beyond passport control). ||
  • || Special: || Escher in The Hague (Jill Britton's Odyssey) ||

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M. C. Escher Mindscapes
  • || Comment: || A wide variety of Escher resources from the National Gallery of Canada. Content is divided into five sections: Escher's Life, Escher's Themes, Escher's Techniques, Escher's Gallery (40 works from the NGC collection), and References. Includes an excerpt from the 1969 film (Adventures in Perception) featuring M.C. Escher at work, two excerpts from a video interview with the artist, plus video and sound interviews with his eldest son George. Video clips require QuickTime Player. ||

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NGA - M. C. Escher - Life and Work
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  • || Comment: || A tour of four virtual rooms at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC devoted to the art of M. C. Escher. For each graphic, a larger picture with accompanying commentary is available by clicking on a small picture. The gallery has 426 Works by Escher with over 80 images available on-line. ||

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M. C. Escher
  • || Comment: || A Flash experience brought to you by Renee Perry. Requires Macromedia Flash Player. Includes four sections: bio, interpretation, visual analysis, and a gallery of the artist's work. The interpretation section features a QuickTime movie of Escher's Reptiles. Nothing short of terrific! ||

Title:
Biography of M. C. Escher
  • || Comment: || Comprehensive biography condensed from the book M. C. Escher - His Life and Complete Graphic Work (Bruno Ernst © 1981). Includes additional material from original essays by Escher and supporting graphics. ||

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The Mathematical Art of M. C. Escher
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  • || Comment: || An excellent introduction to the mathematics in Escher's art. Divided into areas: tessellations, polyhedra, the shape of space, the logic of space, and self-reference. ||

Title:
The Shrine of Escher
  • || Comment: || Contains links to an Escher biography and an annotated art gallery with details on eight Escher prints - including Moebius Strip II, Belvedere, Waterfall, and Day and Night. ||

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The Oldest Escher Collection on the Web
  • || Comment: || Contains links to high resolution copies of 100 of Escher's most famous prints. On the web since 1993. Assembled by David Kirk McAllister. ||

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Jill Britton's Escher Gallery
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3Quarks - Applets - Metamorphose
  • || Comment: || Presents Escher's Metamorphosis II as a panorama picture. Use the scroller to move the picture. To move it with a mouse, click on the panorama. Includes a link to Background information. Requires a JAVA-capable browser. ||

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M. C. Escher: Metamorphose III Panorama
  • || Comment: || Presents Escher's Metamorphosis III as a continuous band. Use your mouse to pan the image. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in. Visit Metamorphose III for a graphic version suitable for downloading. ||

Title:
Snakes
  • || Comment: || Contains links to both a short computer animated movie and stills based on Escher's last graphic work Snakes. Movie requires QuickTime Player. ||

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The Mathematics in the Art of M. C. Escher
  • || Comment: || Public lecture by the late H. S. M. Coxeter that touches on various mathematical aspects of M. C. Escher's art, its centre-piece an examination of Escher's circular woodcuts. That's a very nervous Jill Britton at the very end (46:16) asking the question "Do you regard Escher as a mathematician?" ... and requesting Coxeter's autograph in the process. Requires Real Player. ||

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Adventures in Perception
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  • || Comment: || Offers an on-line resource to Adventures in Perception, a film which details M. C. Escher's life and work, features an interview with the artist, and shows him carving a woodblock for and printing his last work Snakes. Appropriate for middle school students and above. The site allows access to a short free clip from the film (requires Real Player). A VHS video version is available for purchase. ||
  • || Special: || View the entire film in three parts (PART 1, PART 2, PART 3) courtesy of YouTube. ||

Title:
The Life and Works of M. C. Escher
  • || Comment: || Featuring a rare interview with Escher himself, this new video takes an in-depth look at the world-renowned graphic artist and his ever-popular work. Traces his career path and personal life, revealing the people and places that inspired him to achieve greatness. Far too cerebral for the middle school student, but an essential resource for the mathematics educator. Approximately 60 minutes. YouTube's Escher Interview features a brief excerpt from the film. ||

Title:
The Fantastic World of M. C. Escher
  • || Comment: || Through first-person accounts by his friends and mathematicians, computer animated recreations of his work, and a look at his sources of inspiration in Italy and Spain, The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher is an engaging exploration that will enrich the understanding and appreciation of Escher and his art. Approximately 50 minutes. ||

Title:
Escher, Van Gogh and Seurat: Art at Play
  • || Comment: || Canadian animation wizardry brings the work of Escher, Van Gogh and Seurat) to life in this playful series of three video films for all ages. M.C. Escher: Sky and Water 1 is a 3-minute exercise for your brain, capturing the essence of motion in the Dutch master's print. Inspiring, informative, and fun! ||
  • || Special: || View the entire Sky and Water 1 courtesy of YouTube. ||

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Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion
  • || Comment: || Augments and enhances the material in the new book Masters of Deception by presenting those works and interviews that could not be presented in book form. The Escher page and its internal links to actual Escher video clips are particularly recommended. Clips require Real Player or Quicktime Player. ||

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Escher Interactive
  • || Comment: || Escher Interactive is an educational and entertaining CD-ROM for Windows. Exploiting animation, video, sound commentary and interactive manipulation of images, it features nine modules, each revealing a separate facet of Escher's work. ||

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M. C. Escher's Legacy
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  • || Comment: || The proceedings of the International Escher Congress held in Rome, Italy in July 1998 (the centenary of Escher's birth). This book contains 40 articles, richly illustrated with original art works in addition to well-known and little-known works by Escher. A CD-ROM complements the articles, containing color illustrations of work by contemporary artists, movies, animations, and other demonstrations. New softcover edition. ||

Title:
Visions of Symmetry
  • || Comment: || New edition of Doris Schattschneider's definitive book on Escher's tessellations. Features an illustrated epilogue that reveals new information about Escher's inspiration and shows how his ideas of symmetry have influenced mathematicians, computer scientists, and contemporary artists. ||

Title:
World of Escher
  • || Comment: || On-line store offering high quality Escher products (T-shirts, computer accessories, ties, posters, puzzles, books). T-shirts has several options. Art Gallery features popular Escher graphics. Contest has galleries of quality Escher-like art (in-store contest entries and/or winners). ||

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Instructional Images
  • || Comment: || On-line store offering high quality visual tools for math, science, and social studies educators. Contains links to Escher and World Mathematics posters. ||
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  • ACTIVITIES (Tessellating Template)
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Square Template and Dot Paper Masters
  • || Comment: || Make a tessellating template by sliding cutouts between opposite sides of a cardboard square, then draw the tessellation by tracing around the template with its residual corners aligned to the markings on dot paper. Contains printing masters for a sheet of nine 2-inch cardboard squares and a letter-size sheet of 2-inch dot paper (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). Visit Escher in the Classroom for more details. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (A Pop-Up Sponge Jigsaw Puzzle)
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Pop-Up Sponge
  • || Comment: || Pop-Up (compressed sponge) starts out wafer thin and rigid. Cut out a shape, submerge it in water, then watch it expand! Used in the tessellating jigsaw puzzle activity of Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations. Perfect for tessellating sponge printing as well. The creators of the Ellison® LetterMachine (TM) offer pop-up sponge in 8 1/2" x 12" sheets and includes 6 sheets of one color (blue, lemon, natural, mint, raspberry, white). Also available in Assorted 12 Pack (2 of each color) and Assorted 48 Pack (8 of each color). ||

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Lumocolor Permanent Markers
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Clear Plastic Stamp Mounts
  • || Comment: || These clear plastic stamp mounts from Ellison measure 3½" by 3½" and include a set of 12. Ellison's Self-Adhesive Rubber comes in 8½" x 11" sheets and includes 6 sheets per pack. Suggestion: Fix a 3½" square of Clear Grafix Cling Vinyl to the plate of a mount before positioning the self-adhesive tessellating rubber region. Both see-through material and rubber can be easily removed when all is done. Used in the tessellating stamp activity of Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations. ||

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Acryl-Pull Handle
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  • || Comment: || Make your own transparent plastic stamp mounts. Attach large (½" x 3½") clear plexiglass handles to 4-inch clear plexiglass squares (1/8" to 3/16" thickness). Click here for more information on fabrication (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). ||

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Carter's Felt Ink Pad Size #3 (4¼ x 7½)
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Escher in the Classroom
  • || Comment: || A condensation of Jill Britton's article for the proceedings of the International Escher Congress held in Rome, Italy in July 1998 (the centenary of M. C. Escher's birth). The book of the proceedings (M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration) is available from Amazon.com. ||

Title:
What Is a Print?
  • || Comment: || Includes links to interactive demonstrations on the principal printmaking techniques - woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprint. Escher was a master of both the woodcut and the lithograph. Requires Macromedia Flash Player. ||

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Patterning
  • || Comment: || Contains exercises to give children a new understanding about how commonly used patterns and designs based on nets are produced. Includes use of vegetable stamps. Handwork contains links to related pedagogical web pages on crafts. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (Exploring Tessellating Art)
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Staedtler Mars All-Purpose Translucent Vellum
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The Mathematics Behind the Art of M. C. Escher
  • || Comment: || A student project for Mathematics in Art and Architecture, a course offered by Helmer Aslaksen at the National University of Singapore. Flash Player 6 is required to view the excellent animations. ||

Title:
Doggy Mosaic
  • || Comment: || Try to pave an area with the figures of the dogs shown without any gaps or overlaps. Move the dogs by dragging them. Rotate the dogs by double clicking on them. Requires Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, with JavaScript enabled. Netscape users beware! ||

Title:
The Seventeen Wallpaper Tilings
  • || Comment: || Some of the most fascinating tilings are the so-called wallpaper tilings. There are exactly seventeen of them. Click on the various icons to see an animation of the corresponding tiling being built. Each is labeled with the name used by the International Union of Crystallography since 1952. ||

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Seventeen Kinds of Wallpaper Patterns
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  • || Comment: || Features examples of the seventeen kinds of wallpaper patterns in Japanese culture. Includes Japanese nomenclature for the names of the patterns. ||

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Tessellation Database
  • || Comment: || View the artwork of a myriad of talented tessellation artists. Permits the searching of tessellations by subject matter. The Virtual Museum will require a VRML plug-in like Cortona VRML Client for your web browser. ||

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Crompton Tessellations
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Escher Patterns
  • || Comment: || Features tessellations by Japanese artist Yoshiaki Araki - including his classic tessellating elephant Maozou. Click on the icons to view the tessellations. ||

Title:
Tessellation World of Makoto Nakamura
  • || Comment: || Includes a link to tessellation Animation and interactive Jigsaw Puzzles. Imaginative and highly recommended. Requires a JAVA-capable browser. ||

Title:
Escher Tilings
  • || Comment: || A collection of Escher-like tilings by Belgian artist Jos Leys. Many ultilize hyperbolic ("circle limit") geometry. Click on each graphic for an enlarged view. ||

Title:
Tessellations & Punography
  • || Comment: || Features artistic and thematic tessellations with accompanying verse. Enjoy "Quantum Leap", a tessellanimation movie with Ozzie the kangaroo, as the extensive graphics load. ||

Title:
David Bailey's World of Tessellations
  • || Comment: || Features links to the artistic tessellations of David Bailey, each generally accompanied by explanatory text, whereby the various "intricacies" behind the tessellation are discussed. ||

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Hop's Escher Tessellation Tiles
  • || Comment: || Imaginative Escher-like artwork by Hollister (Hop) David. Hop's Gallery includes tessellations, geometric paintings, and various geometric designs. ||
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  • || David Hop's Magic Mirror Image Coloring Book is a unique collection of 30 tessellations of realistic figures ranging from bug-eyed frogs and flying pigs. ||

Title:
Escher Tile Gallery
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  • || Comment: || Contains 17 Escher tiles each of which forms a repeating pattern of interlocking figures when placed side to side and vertex to vertex. Terrific! ||

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Tessellated Polyhedra
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  • || Comment: || Build a durable model of each of the five regular polyhedra (Platonic solids) from a card stock net fitted with tabs. Each has been decorated with a tessellation of animals in full color. ||

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Artlandia SymmetryWorks
  • || Comment: || Artlandia SymmetryWorks is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in that lets you create the highest-quality professional ornaments, designs, and art, and interactively explore symmetry and wallpaper tilings. ||

Title:
M. C. Escher Font Set
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  • || Comment: || This font set is based on the lettering styles and artwork of M. C. Escher with both a formal lettering and a handwritten-style type. Rounding out the set is a collection of extras drawn from and inspired by Escher's work. Available for Win or Mac. ||
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  • ACTIVITY (Explorations with TesselMania!)
Title:
General Instructions for TesselMania!
  • || Comment: || Includes a link allowing you to Download the full Windows version of the TesselMania! program as well as installation instructions specific to older and recent operating systems. Decompress the program file with WinZip or freeware ZipCentral. Visit Creating a Quilt Block with TesselMania! for an interesting application of this software. ||
  • || Special: || Watch TesselMania's Tile Magic generate the tessellating bunny of our background using vertex rotation on a parent square. ||

Title:
TesselMania! Escher Simulations
  • || Comment: || Permits downloading of a compressed file containing 20 TesselMania! Escher simulations (for use with the Windows version of TesselMania! only). ||

Title:
Tessellation Exploration
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  • || Comment: || With Tessellation Exploration, transformational geometry concepts are reinforced as students create 2-dimensional tessellations, then watch them slide, turn, flip, and glide on the screen. Software on Mac/Win CD-ROM plus a comprehensive teacher's guide with lesson plans and reproducible masters of student activity sheets. Web page includes a link to a Tutorial Movie (requires QuickTime Player). Visit Creating a Quilt Block with Tessellation Exploration for an interesting application of this new software. Download a compressed file containing 20 Tessellation Exploration Escher Simulations (for use with the Windows version only). Decompress with WinZip or freeware ZipCentral. ||
  • || Special: || Click on the graphic for an enlarged view. ||

Title:
Tess
  • || Comment: || With Tess, you can quickly create attractive symmetric planar illustrations. While you draw, Tess will automatically maintain the symmetry group you have chosen; 11 rosette, all 7 frieze, and all 17 wallpaper groups are included. Visit Downloads to access a fully-functional evaluation version of the Mac/Win software. ||

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Tessellate
  • || Comment: || Allows you to generate a new tessellating shape starting from a rectangle, triangle or hexagon. Select Tessellate to see the complete pattern. You can choose several different colors to enhance the pattern, and can observe the different effects that colors have on tessellations. Requires a JAVA-capable browser. ||

Title:
Creating a Freeform Tessellation with Microsoft Paint
  • || Comment: || Contains instructions for creating a freeform tessellation involving translation (slide) using the Paint software found on all Windows microcomputers. The YouYube video Tessellations Using Microsoft Paint features similar instructions. ||

Title:
Tessellation Demo
  • || Comment: || Jim McNeill's animated "how to" website for creating translation tessellations. Brief - but excellent! Includes a link to a book, video and posters. ||