Index --- grids --- squares (examples) --- triangles (examples) --- Escher-style (examples) --- for teachers
Triangles, squares and hexagons are the only regular shapes which tessellate by themselves. You can have other tessellations of regular shapes if you use more than one type of shape. You can even tessellate pentagons, but they won't be regular ones. Tessellations can be used for tile patterns or in patchwork quilts!
|Single regular shapes||
Large grid of triangles
Large grid of squares
Large grid of hexagons
|Multiple regular shapes||
Hexagons, squares, triangles
Dodecagons, hexagons, squares
Large grid of squares and triangles|
Large grid of hexagons and triangles
Large grid of hexagons, squares and triangles
Large grid of octagons and squares
Large grid of dodecagons and triangles
Large grid of dodecagons, hexagons and squares
Large grid of irregular pentagons|
Large grid of waffle pattern
Large grid of fish patterns
Design a triangle mosaic online - which you can use to make tessellations
Design a square tessellation online
Design an Escher-style tessellation online
Optical illusions based on tessellations
Large grid of triangles to print or save
Design mosaics online - which you can use to make tessellations
Large grid of hexagons to print or save
This is the boring way. You can make it more interesting with colouring.
The other grid looks strange, as we don't recognise squares as easily when they are tilted.
Large grids of triangles and squares to print or save - both types
This packs the triangles closely, with a few triangles between.
Here, the hexagons are further apart, with a line of triangles between them.
These tessellations can be made with triangle grids.
Design a triangle tessellation online
Design a triangle mosaic online
Large grids of triangles and hexagons to print or save - both types
Large grid of hexagons, squares and triangles to print or save
Large grid of octagons and squares to print or save
Large grid of dodecagons and triangles to print or save
Large grid of dodecagons, hexagons and squares to print or save
Large grid of irregular pentagons to print or save
Penrose tiles - these are based on five-fold symmetry, and they never repeat! (external site.)
Large waffle grid to print or save
Large grid of fish to print or save
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