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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

You can measure your understanding of symmetry and tessellations by completing this quiz and worksheet. Several of these practice questions will deal with different types of symmetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We designed this quiz to help you assess your ability to answer questions about:

  • Important definitions related to this subject
  • The kinds of symmetry a tessellation can have
  • Various types of symmetry

Skills Practiced

Get ready to practice the following study skills with the help of this quiz:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as tessellation and symmetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of translational symmetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the field where glide symmetry is found

Additional Learning

Increase what you know about this topic by completing the lesson entitled Using Symmetry to Describe Tessellations. Information covered by this lesson includes:

  • Examples of where tessellations occur
  • A form of symmetry shared by all tessellations
  • Rarer kinds of symmetry associated with tessellations
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