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# How are tessellations related to math?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Its trigonometry. Tessellations are shapes.

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### Is a tessellations a math piece or art piece?

A tessellation occurs and relates to math with shapes that recur. Tessellations are shapes that are repeated continuously and cover a certain part of a plane.

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### What is the relationship between tessellations and Mathematics?

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### What are repeated arrangements called in math?

They could be recurrences. In geometry, they may be tessellations, although these need not repeat.

### What are three cases where tessellations are used besides art?

math, algebra and for things like decorating outside of school

### What are the applications of tessellations?

According to my math textbook tessellations are prominent in Islamic art, Italian mosaics, quilts and ceramics. A very famous tessellation artist is M.C.Escher he created many paints, drawing, and prints using tessellations of interlocking animals. His art reflects the mathematics that underlies all things. Tessellations are frequently used in graphics arts and interior decorating. Since the Koran forbids the use of images of people or animals, many Muslim buildings are decorated with tessellations.

### What do tessellations have to do with math?

They have to be copied exactly the same just like you would do for copying an angle or line or triangle or any other shape.

### Important fields of math for M.C. Escher?

Geometry because without accurate math skills, there would be no way to create working tessellations. Escher often referred to himself as a mathematician instead of an artist.

### Who discovered tessellations?

Johannes Kepler discovered and studied tessellations.

### What are shapes that fit together with no gaps called?

Shapes that fit perfectly together are called a tessellation.