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Solve the L-puzzle Activity

by David Shaw, 31 January 2017 | 0 comments

Here are two tricky puzzles, which look strangely similar. Did we somehow get a puzzle inside your puzzle? You will need Scissors Copy of the printouts, which you can download here (two pages) What to do

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New tessellation discovered News

by David Shaw, 31 August 2015 | 0 comments

If you wanted a really cool bathroom, what shape would you use for the tiles? Squares will work, or rectangles, or even hexagons. But can we use five-sided tiles?

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Tessellation explorer Activity

by David Shaw, 28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Arranged around one corner there is a hexagon, square, triangle, square.

Think your bathroom is boring? Try tons of terrific tessellations and show that tiling is styling! Find out more about the maths of tessellation in this hands-on maths activity.

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Tessellating tiles Activity

by David Shaw, 10 June 2014 | 0 comments

A square of paper with chiunks cut out of each side and taped on the opposite.

Would you like to make your own repeating patterns, a la Escher? Grab some scissors and make some tessellating tiles!

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