Tessellations in Geometry 2

Welcome to Math Salamanders Tessellations in Geometry 2 sheets.

Here you will find a wide range of free printable tessellation sheets to support learning in geometry.

Tessellations in Geometry 2

Here you will find our selection of Geometrical Tessellation sheets. These fun sheets will let you explore the world of tessellating shapes and create your own geometric patterns to color in.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • understand what a tessellation is;
  • manipulate 2d shapes to try to find a way to fit them together;
  • create and explore patterns with 2d shapes.

What is a Tessellation?

A tessellation is a repeated pattern or arrangement of 2d shapes that can fill any 2d space with no gaps or overlapping edges. Tessellations can be made from single shapes on their own or using a range of shapes.

When we say that a particular 2d shape can tessellate, we mean that it can fill any 2d space with no gaps or overlapping edges on its own without needing to add any other 2d shape to fill up the gaps.

Here is an example of a tessellating pattern made from equilateral triangles:

Tessellating triangles

Here is an example of a shape which does not tessellate. The pentagons are unable to fill up the space below on the page without leaving gaps.

Non-tessellating pentagons

The tessellation sheet below explains all about tessellation in a little more detail.

Printable Tessellation Sheets

More Tessellating Patterns

These tessellating worksheets are at an easier level of difficulty than those on this page.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • know what it means for a shape to tessellate;
  • know some common 2d shapes which tessellate,
  • create their own tessellating patterns.

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Coordinate Sheets

Here is our collection of printable coordinate plane grids and coordinate worksheets.

Using these fun coordinate sheets is a great way to learn math in an enjoyable way.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • plot and write coordinates.

Symmetry Worksheets

Here is our selection of free printable symmetry worksheets for 2nd and 3rd grade.

The sheets are all graded in order from easiest to hardest.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • learn how to reflect simple shapes in a horizontal or vertical mirror line;
  • learn how to reflect simple shapes in 2 mirror lines.

All the sheets in this section support Elementary Math Benchmarks.


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