Year 8 Maths Tessellations

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a graphic artist whose work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, polyhedral, geometry and tessellations. Year 8 Rosebud Mathematics students used Escher’s method of tessellation to create their own designs – with some creative and amazing results!

Escher was born on 17 June 1898 in the Netherlands and his art became well known among scientists and mathematicians. Some of his more famous tessellations form complex interlocking designs, for example with animals such as birds, fish and reptiles.

Our students were certainly inspired by Escher’s artwork, and to approach Mathematics in this a different and creative way.

Sharon Clayton
Teacher | Mathematics & Learning Enhancement