Pentominoes & Tessellations
||Any one of the 12 pentominoes can be used as the basis of a tessellation. With most of them (I, L, N, P, V, W, Z) it is easy to see how it can be done. But the F, T, U and X are a little more difficult and, if you are not careful, you will soon find 'holes' in your tessellation.|
||Make a drawing to show how one of the F, T, U or X pentominoes will tessellate.
You will need to make the drawing big enough so it is easy to see how the pattern repeats - that probably means drawing 20 or more copies of the shape you are using. The proper use of colour also helps to show how the pattern repeats itself.
(1cm squared paper is good for this work.)