A tessellation is a collection of individual units that fit together without gaps or overlaps to fill a two-dimensional space, like a tabletop, or a three-dimensional space, such as a box. Floor tiles, quilts, brick walls, and honeycombs are all examples of tessellations. The word tessellation comes from "tessella" the Latin term for the small stone tiles in ancient Roman mosaics.
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Honeycombs and kitchen tiles, tesselations repeat for miles. No space between, no overlap, shapes fit together without a gap!
What are Tesselations?
Objects Illustrating Tesselations: Quilt, Beaded African Apron, Iranian Tilework, Brick Wall in Brooklyn
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