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biology tessellations
lesson of a honeybee

pre-classwork question: what are tessellations?
problem: how could honeybees show randomness
with the use of tessellations?
  1. review three types of polygons (triangles, squares, and hexagons)
  2. students will draw a grouping of 6 hexagons.
  3. students will load clarisworks (mac) and follow the steps of "making tessellations in color."
  4. students will use hexagons instead of rectangles as a figure to draw.


  1. make several rows (5 or more) of polygons in the procedure.
  2. how does a honeycomb resemble this tessellation?
  3. how can the honeybee show randomness in building the honeycombs of a beehive?


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