Terrific tessellations created during Perse Pelican Maths Day
27 Oct 2020
Plenty of pretty patterns were created as youngsters explored the wonder of tessellations during Maths Day at The Perse Pelican.
Tessellations are patterns of the same geometric shapes repeated over and over again with no gaps or overlaps.
Children discovered how they could be found in nature, such as in the hexagonal pattern of a beehive, or in everyday life, such as in the layout of bricks in a wall. They also learned about Dutch graphic artist MC Escher, whose works were inspired by tessellations.
Nursery and Reception youngsters worked with paper shapes and printmaking techniques, such as potato printing, to make tessellations, while pupils in Years 1 and 2 designed their own colourful patterns.
Every child was also given a tessellating template to decorate as they wished, with each one being put together for a whole school display creating an eye-catching end to the day.