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5.) What is a tessellation? Include a picture of a tessellation.

According to the site listed below, a tessellation is "a covering of an infinite geometric plane without gaps or overlaps by congruent plane figures of one type or a few types." There are only two regular tessellations (tessellations made of one type of regular polygon). These are a triangle tessellation, a quadrilateral tessellation, and a hexagon tessellation.

 

http://www.wayland.k12.ma.us/middle_school/farley/images/tesselation.gif

http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum96/photo.album/tesselation.GIF

The information was found at the following sites:

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=tessellation

http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/whattess.html