Creating Tessellations

Making a tessellation is not difficult, but making them look interesting is.  To make a tessellation, we must take geometric shapes and combine them in a pattern where there is no overlaps or gaps.  Furthermore, the pattern must be repeating constantly.  A basic tessellation would be similar to the one found below:

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This is more basic because it takes a simple hexagon and makes glide reflections to create a pattern.  A more advance looking tessellation would be something like this:

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This is more advance because no matter which way we turn the tessellation, we see the same design.  Tessellations are beautiful pieces of art, but take along time to create.  This is why they are so highly valued by people.

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