







Tiling a floor 
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From Sarah: Cut out of paper or cardboard a quadrilateral having no two sides parallel, no two sides of equal length and no indentations. Can an endless floor be tiled with copies of such a figure? Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Tessellations 
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From Lindsay: What is the word that means a shape repeated over and over again to make something like a quilt pattern? Note: I'm pretty sure it is either a fractal or tesselation. Could it be that the pattern itself is a fractal but the entire quilt would be a tesselation? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Tessellations of nonpolygons 
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From Ellen Goldwasser: Hi! My name is Ellen Goldwasser. I'm a seventh grade student and I'm doing a prodject on tessellation. My question is: why will certain shapes (not polygons) tessellate? Thanks for your help! Answered by Penny Nom. 

