This last week of Term 2 we will be doing some transformations and tessellations. Our learning intention is to understand and describe translations, reflections in an axis, and rotations of multiples of 90° on the Cartesian plane using coordinates and to identify line and rotational symmetries.
Your first task is to use the letters of your name, on a poster, to demonstrate your understanding of translation (slide), rotation (turn), reflection (flip) and dilation (increase in size).
Your second task is to use a shape that tessellates (fits together with no gaps or spaces) to create an artwork, similar to the ones in these YouTube videos:
These links will help you to plan, design and construct your own:
- Tessellations.org THE website for all things tessellated!
- Anatomy of an Escher Lizard (YouTube)
- Anatomy of an Escher Flying Horse (YouTube)
- How to create a tessellation (YouTube)
- How to make an Escher-esque Tessellation (YouTube)