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Tiling a floor 2001-05-01
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 2000-09-17
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 non-polygons 1998-02-24
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.



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