id: 02323567
dt: j
an: 1999a.00428
au: Orton, Tony
ti: Circle tessellations.
so: Math. Sch. (Leicester) 27, No. 3, 13-14 (1998).
py: 1998
pu: Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
la: EN
cc: G92
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ab: ’But circles don’t tessellate!’, many children correctly say! Yet
there are commercially produced sets of tessellating shapes with curved
edges which look as if they are based on circles, and indeed this
investigation begins from that assumption. In fact, the most
interesting activity with such shapes is to try to work out how they
were derived, and why they tessellate ‒ far more interesting that
just fitting them together.
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