Students can recognize geometric patterns found in their environment.
Floor and ceiling tiles are created through the generation of geometric patterns. Instruct students to observe and make a list of the tile patterns they find in their homes, in school, and-in buildings they visit. Ask students to sketch the pattern, list where it can be found, and then identify the geometric shape.
What are the only
shapes of tiles that can fit together to cover a flat surface?
What pattern can be seen in a honeycomb?
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