Teaching Tessellations with Smartboard, Computer, Scissors and Paper (Professional Development)

Teaching Tessellations with Smartboard, Computer, Scissors and Paper (Professional Development)

Participants view and introductory PowerPoint on tessellations. The instructor and workshop participants perform the operations used in creating a regular or semi-regular geometric tessellation using a Smartboard and the Paint Program in Microsoft Office or Photoshop. Using hands on materials and applying their initial design experience, participants create an artistic tessellation in the style of MC Escher by transforming the polygons into recognizable images. This program utilizes the Visual-Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Linguistic and Logical-Mathematical Intelligences in learning.