The regular polygons that can be used to form a regular tessellation are an equilateral triangle, a square, and a regular hexagon.

## What shapes work better for tessellations?

The shapes must be congruent, or identical, and have angles that are divisors of 360. You can use squares, hexagons, and triangles to make a tessellation. The tessellation can go on and on forever!

## Can you create a regular tessellation with a regular pentagon?

A regular pentagon does not tessellate. In order for a regular polygon to tessellate vertex-to-vertex, the interior angle of your polygon must divide 360 degrees evenly. Since 108 does not divide 360 evenly, the regular pentagon does not tessellate this way. A regular pentagon does not tessellate.

## Which regular polygon will tessellate on its own forming a regular tessellation?

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.

## What is a tessellation and draw an example of one?

Examples of tessellations are: a tile floor, a brick or block wall, a checker or chess board, and a fabric pattern. A tessellation is a tiling over a plane with one or more figures such that the figures fill the plane with no overlaps and no gaps.

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## What are the different kinds of patterns?

Types of pattern:

• Single Piece Pattern: It is simplest type of pattern which is made in single piece.
• Split Pattern or Multi Piece Pattern: These patterns are made into two or more pieces.
• Cope and Drag Pattern:
• Match Plate Pattern:
• Loose Piece Pattern:
• Gated Pattern:
• Sweep Pattern:
• Skeleton Pattern: