**Learning Targets:**

- I can repeatedly use rigid transformations to make interesting repeating patterns of figures.
- I can use properties of angle sums to reason about how figures will fit together.

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Illustrative Math

Grade 8

Let’s make complex patterns using transformations.

Illustrative Math Unit 8.1, Lesson 17 (printable worksheets)

Your teacher will give you some shapes.

- How many copies of the equilateral triangle can you fit together around a single vertex, so that the triangles’ edges have no gaps or overlaps? What is the measure of each angle in these triangles?
- What are the measures of the angles in the

a. square?

b. hexagon?

c. parallelogram?

d. right triangle?

e. octagon?

f. pentagon?

- Design your own tessellation. You will need to decide which shapes you want to use and make copies. Remember that a tessellation is a repeating pattern that goes on forever to fill up the entire plane.
- Find a partner and trade pictures. Describe a transformation of your partner’s picture that takes the pattern to itself. How many different transformations can you find that take the pattern to itself? Consider translations, reflections, and rotations.
- If there’s time, color and decorate your tessellation.

- Make a design with rotational symmetry.
- Find a partner who has also made a design. Exchange designs and find a transformation of your partner’s design that takes it to itself. Consider rotations, reflections, and translations.
- If there’s time, color and decorate your design.

The Open Up Resources math curriculum is free to download from the Open Up Resources website and is also available from Illustrative Mathematics.

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