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Tessellation Project
Part 1:

Materials: graph paper, Cardstock paper (4 Colors needed), Scissors, Glue Stick, plain
paper
Directions: THERE ARE SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS! IF YOU FOLLOW STEP BY STEP, YOU WILL
COMPLETE THE PROJECT CORECTLY:

1. Grab a piece of card stock graph paper and draw your x and y axis on the
graph paper.
2. Graph these points in quadrant 4 and be sure to label all the points:
A : (3, -3)
B : ( 9, -3)
C : ( 9, -9)
D : (3, -9)
I : (7, -3)
J : (5, -3)
K : (9, -5)
L: (9, -7)
M : (5, -9)
N : (7, -9)
P : (3, -5)
Q : (3, -7)
Connect these points, they should make a square
3. Graph these points and connect them to the points listed:
E : (6, -4) and connect to the points I and J
F: (12, -6) and connect to the points K and L
G : (6, -6) and connect to the points M and N
H : (2, -6) and connect to points P and Q
LABEL IMAGE AS FIGURE 1

4. Complete the table below by performing a 90 degree rotation using


image 1 coordinates (HINT: Remember the rule for a 90 degree rotation is (
-y, x)
Point

Original
Image 1

(3, -3)

( 9, -3)

(9, -9)

( 3, -9)

( 6, -4)

( 12, -6)

( 6, -6)

( 2, -6)

(7, -3)

(5, -3)

(9, -5)

(9, -7)

(5, -9)

(7, -9)

(3, -5)

(3, -7)

90 degree rotation
* remember the rule*

5. Graph the points A, B, C, D, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q for a 90 degree rotation and


connect these points. They should form a square (HINT: your new points
should be in the 1st quadrant)
6. Graph points E, F, G, and H for a 90 degree rotation by following the
directions below:
Connect E to I and J
Connect F to K and L
Connect G to M and N

Connect H to P and Q
LABEL IMAGE AS FIGURE 2
7. Complete the table below by performing a

reflection over the y-

axis using image 1 coordinates (HINT: Remember the rule for a reflection
over the y-axis is ( -x, y)
Point

Original
Image 1

(3, -3)

( 9, -3)

(9, -9)

( 3, -9)

( 6, -4)

( 12, -6)

( 6, -6)

( 2, -6)

(7, -3)

(5, -3)

(9, -5)

(9, -7)

(5, -9)

(7, -9)

(3, -5)

(3, -7)

Reflection over the yaxis


* remember the rule*

8. Graph the points A, B, C, D, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q for a reflection over the yaxis and connect these points. They should form a square (HINT: your new
points should be in the 3rd quadrant)

9. Graph points E, F, G, and H for a reflection over the y-axis by following the
directions below:
Connect E to I and J
Connect F to K and L
Connect G to M and N
Connect H to P and Q
LABEL IMAGE AS FIGURE 3
10.
Complete the table below by performing a translation using
image 2 coordinates (HINT:Remember how to perform commands for a
translation; all xs first and then all ys)
Point
A

Original
Image 2
(3, 3)

(3, 9)

(9, 9)

(9, 3)

(4, 6)

(6, 12)

(6, 6)

(6, 2)

(3, 5)

(3, 7)

(5, 9)

(7, 9)

( 9, 7)

(9, 5)

(5, 3)

(7, 3)

(x-12, y+ 1)

11.
Graph the points A, B, C, D, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q for a translation and
connect these points. They should form a square (HINT: your new points
should be in the 2nd quadrant)

12.
Graph points E, F, G, and H for a translation by following the directions
below:
Connect E to I and J
Connect F to K and L
Connect G to M and N
Connect H to P and Q

LABEL IMAGE AS FIGURE 4

Answer the questions below:


1. From figure 1 to figure 2 what rotation took place?

2. What type of reflection took place from figure 1 to figure 3?

3. What symmetry took place from figure 2 to figure 4?

Part 2
1. Cut out each image. BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT OFF THE WRONG PART OF THE
IMAGE!
Example:

YOUR CUT
IMAGE OF
FIGURE 1
SHOULD
SOMETHING
LIKE THIS

OUT
LOOK

2. Trace figure 1, 4 times on a piece of colored cardstock paper of your choice.


3. Repeat what you did for figure 1 for figure 2, 3 and 4. Use a different color of
cardstock paper for each figure.
o All figure 1s should be the same color.
o all figure 2s should be the same color.
o All figure 3s should be the same color.
o All figure 4s should be the same color.
4. By the time you are done, you should have 4 copies of each figure and each figure
should be on a different piece of colored cardstock paper.
5. Cut out each figure. As you are cutting out the figures, be sure to label each side
with the number of the figure.
o You should have 16 total pieces cut out when you are done!
o SAVE YOUR ORIGINAL CUT OUT IMAGES ON THE GRAPH PAPER.
Arrange in the following way:
Line 1:
figure 3
figure 4
figure 3
figure
4
Line 2:
1

figure 2

figure 1

figure 2

figure

Line 3:
4

figure 3

figure 4

figure 3

figure

Line 4:
1

figure 2

figure 1

figure 2

figure

Paste the ORIGINAL IMAGES on the bottom of the paper underneath your tessellation.
Answer the question below:
1. How could I have used figure 1 to get to figure 4? What types of symmetry and
commands would I use? Explain.