A tessellation is a repeating pattern of shapes, covering an entire surface with no gaps or overlaps. It’s a creative way to explore shapes and patterns whilst developing spatial and reasoning skills.
M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972) is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists and is also known as a master of tessellation. Escher took simple polygons and changed them slightly, then repeated them to create beautiful drawings and prints of fish and birds.