Using Symmetry to Describe Tessellations


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Which of the following best defines tessellation?

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1. What is symmetry?

2. What are the four kinds of symmetry a tessellation can have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you're in the process of studying symmetry and tessellations and wonder how much you understand, these assessment tools can help! Take the interactive quiz or complete the printable worksheet to test your knowledge of the meaning of tessellation and symmetry, translational symmetry and glide symmetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your comprehension of the following using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Definitions of tessellation and symmetry
  • Four kinds of symmetry a tessellation can have
  • Example of translational symmetry
  • Field in which glide symmetry is often found

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms like tessellation and symmetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding translational symmetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about glide symmetry

Additional Learning

For a broader exploration of this subject, be sure to study the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called Using Symmetry to Describe Tessellations. In no time, you can build your knowledge of the following:

  • What must occur in order to have line symmetry
  • How translational symmetry is achieved
  • Rarest form of symmetry for tessellations