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What Is a Tessellation?
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Alhambra palace angles checkerboard closed plane shape common endpoint complex irregular tessellation created by repeating Day and Night equilateral triangles Escher once examples of tessellations experimenting with tessellations fit together perfectly flipped gaps or overlapping geometric shapes Glossary architect AHR-kuh-tekt hexagon HEK-suh-gahn honeycomb Islamic ihz-LAH-mihk Liberation lizards lslam lslamic art M.C. Escher math mathematical mathematicians metamorphoses metamorphosis meh-tuh-MORE-fuh-sihs mosque MAHSK Muslim MUHZ-luhm Muslim place Netherlands octagon AHK-tuh-gahn Optical Art Optical Artist ornate ohr-NAYT overlap or leave person who designs picture pieces point or axis polygon PAH-lee-gahn regular hexagon regular polygons regular tessellation repeating a shape Reptiles resemble a regular second shape semiregular tessellations set of birds shape on opposite shape or object shape with straight sliding the second Spain Sun and Moon symmetrical patterns Symmetry created symmetry SlH-muh-tree symmetry transformation SlH-muh-tree tessellated pattern tessellations are called tile surfaces tile the plane transformation SlH-muh-tree trans-furh-MAY-shun two-dimensional vertex add vertex VUR-teks white birds