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What are tessellations? A tessellation is a series of shapes that cover a plane without any gaps. It could be like the tile in your shower.

This concept was turned into art by M. C. Escher. More background can be found at the related link below.

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How are tessellations related to math?

Its trigonometry. Tessellations are shapes.

Who discovered tessellations?

Johannes Kepler discovered and studied tessellations.

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Tessellations originated all the way back in the 5th century. Created by M.C. Escher, tessellations have been used in art all over the world

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Marjorie Rice didn't invent tessellations, which have been around for a long time - but she did discover at least 4 previously unknown tessellations.

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What famous artist used tessellations in their art work?

M.C. Escher was famous for his use of tessellations.

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Are tessellations that use only one type of regular polygon called semi regular tessellations?

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Tessellations that use only one type of regular polygon are called semiregular tessellations?

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How many different types of semiregular tessellations are there?

There are eight different types of semiregular tessellations. Also called Archimedean tessellations, they occur when two or more convex regular polygons form tessellations of the plane in a way each polygon vertex is surrounded by the same polygons and in the same order.

What are the different forms of tessellations?

All tessellations, involve inlaying, its the materials used and the designs applied that make the difference.

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What are some tessellations M.C. Escher created?

he made lots of tessellations like birds, fish, stairs, people, faces

Did M.C. Escher invent tessellations?

He didn't. Tessellations are seen throughout art history, from ancient architecture to modern art.

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How does a construction worker use tessellations?

Tessellations are are shapes being put together by fitting them in with each other example a honey comb is a tesselation. Anyway constuction workers could use Tessellations by using tiles for a floor or wall

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