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Year 5

23/01/19

 

Year 5 ICT

 

In todays lesson we used scratch to automate the process of making a tessellating pattern, we explored the different functions of the pen tool and learnt how to make it draw a set of repeating shapes using the motion commands, after that we looked at another task involving repeating patterns that changed colour.

 

If you would like to try them out at home here is a link

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/13389201/

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16/01/19

Year 5 ICT

Today we had a look at a more complex form of tessellation using a fish pattern.

After this we learnt how to find the new scratch application on the laptops, we opened it up and began to get acquainted with the new interface.

We will be using scratch next week to help us automate the process of making tessellating shapes!

M.C. Escher was an artist who used tessellation for some of his artwork, a more in-depth video explaining his work can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcc56fRtrKU

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09/01/19

Year 5 ICT

Tessellation

In today's lesson we looked at tessellation the definition of which according to Wikipedia is

“A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries.”

This helpful Youtube video was used to illustrate the idea a little better than just the direct definition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GiKeeWSf4s

We then looked for repeating patterns that could be found in the classroom, we noticed the brick work and floor had examples of tessellation.

With these ideas fresh in our minds we turned to some 1cm dot paper to create some of our own tessellating patterns.

To finish we cut out some simple geometric shapes in order to create templates for a bigger scale pattern.