Line Method - Example 1

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This lesson, originally written by's founder David Annal, is downloadable as a tessellation PDF lesson plan written for 4th grade elementary school students by Brenda Senack of New York State's Geneva City Schools.This method works equally well for kids using tracing paper or adults using digital painting programs such as, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Jasc PaintShop, or CorelDraw.

This method is capable of producing some unexpected tessellations! As explained in 'basics', you must start with a shape that will tessellate - in this case an equilateral triangle. You can lay down a grid if you want but as each side is equal...

1. First - draw a wavy line.