# A Brilliant Tutorial for Kids to Understand Tessellations

Tessellations - patterns of interlocking shapes. They are a good way to introduce math concepts to kids. Making tessellations turns out to be a fun art and craft activity. Here is a brief account of the history of tessellations, their use in old and modern art, and some information on how to use them as an art activity and a math exercise for kids.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018

History of Tessellations

*tessella*, which means a small cubical piece of clay, glass, or stone. It also means 'a small square'. Tessellations in the form of tiled walls and flooring are part of ancient architectural styles and designs. Examples of tessellations are found in ancient and modern art.

Types of Tessellations

Making Tessellations with Kids

Combining Art and Math