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Tessellations – 104pcs

The meaning of “tessellate” is to form a pattern of shapes that fit together perfectly, without any gaps.  The resulting pattern is called a tessellation.  This activity is an expression of the Child’s artistic, and creative abilities, as well as their mathematical skills.

Original price was: R499Current price is: R469

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SKU: CES104

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Description

It is believed in the Western world that the father of tessellations was M.C. Escher, who was born in Leweuwarden, Netherlands during 1898.  He did not actually manage to complete high school himself!  Yet; as a graphic artist; his detailed realistic prints achieved bizarre optical effects, and these made him famous. This activity, the Tessellations with 104pcs, will allow the Child the opportunity to use their own creative skills to design their own images or patterns.

Features of the Tessellations

  • the direct objective is to;
    • make a symmetrical pattern, or picture with some of the tiles
  • indirectly, the Child;
    • stimulates their imagination to creatively develop an artistic picture or pattern
    • recognises the shapes in every day objects, i.e. the diamond patterns found on a chain-mail fence
    • matches and recognises colours
    • aids the cognitive skills, and helps to develop problem solving skills
    • learns how to manipulate shapes, i.e. by rotating a shape, they can make a new design
  • this material acts as a support activity for the Montessori early learner curriculum

Contents of the Tessellations

  • 104 pieces
  • 6 different shapes in 5 colours
  • sold in a plastic box with a lid for easy storage – 25cm x 15cm x 5cm / (10″ x 6″ x 2″)

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location

 

Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at info@childrenshouse.co.za

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Further Reading and Resources

  1. Presenting the activity for tessellations to the Child, by the Montessori World Educational Institute
  2. Teaching with tessellations by gvsu.edu.

How to Make Tessellations

 

Additional information

Weight 0.565 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 5 cm

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