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Planet Earth Paper Planet Shape Shifters Quiolt Quasars Outer Limits

Tessellations Home Contents Unit Pedagogy Perf. Objectives References Resources FAQs Support Site Map

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes) Unit Information
Overview of the entire unit: Tessellation Trek. Information includes links  to resources, modules, and module setup.

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes) Planet Earth: Tessellation as a Design Tool
Information on tessellations is obtained by exploring an interactive CD and viewing a video relating to the work of M.C. Escher. Students practice making tessellations within the guidelines of the CD. 

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes)  Paper Planet: Tessellation  Design Using Traditional Tools 
Students  produce a finished sketch of a tessellation using traditional materials such as paper and pencil.

 Shape Shifters: Tessellations and Graphics Software
Students complete the hands-on activities of the Planet Earth and/or Paper Planet using computer graphics software for drawing and painting. In this way students learn to transfer knowledge of traditional media to digital media. Students explore the tools of the graphics software by completing a series of exercises that not only increases in difficulty but also decreases the number of detailed instructions as the students work through the module. 

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes) Quilt Quasars: Tessellations Into Fabric Art
Students complete the hands-on activities of Planet Earth using computer graphics software for quilt design. Students design and color tessellation quilt patterns, and complete a project with fabric that incorporates their final designs.

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes) Outer Limits:  Adding Another Dimension
Students design their own "module" and detail goals, performance objectives and activities. Suggestions are included.

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes) Resources: Books, CD-ROMs, Video, Software
Print, CD-ROM, Videocassette, and Virtual Resources (links) for Unit on Tessellations.

goldiamd.gif (870 bytes) Related Sources
Annotated references; related material such as books on creativity, problem-solving, design-based education, instructional design, technical books on web design in general and specific software, and technology.

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Planet Earth Paper Planet Shape Shifters Quiolt Quasars Outer Limits

Tessellations Home Contents Unit Pedagogy Perf. Objectives References Resources FAQs Support Site Map

 

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