Tessellations

There are 3 regular and 8 semi-regular tessellating patterns. Semi-regular tessellations are made of regular polygons, with the same kinds of polygons in the same order meeting at every vertex. Three are recreated here using human figures.

6.4.3.4

Cover image for Matematikk i realfag, 2011. You are invited to hunt for shapes and patterns in this tessellation.

2007

12.3.3

The perimeter of each male figure encompasses 12 edges, which is what makes this semi-regular tessellation possible.

2005

6.3.3.3.3

Thanks to Vi Hart for modeling for this tessellation.
2009



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