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Tessellations can be tantalizing - which geometric shapes fit together and how? Children can easily absorb themselves in this activity that promotes their artistic and mathematical self.

Squares, triangles, octagons, dodecagons - no problem! But, what about pentagons, heptagons, nonagons, etc? Many never get the opportunity to tessellate these more complex shapes, which is unfortunate because doing so brings forth a new spectrum of mathematical understanding.

Ideally, at least every shape in the Geometric Cabinet should be available for tessellation. Out of these, the nonagon is the most difficult. Is there a solution? YES!

Nonagons tessellate beautifully with kites!

See our Nonagon Kite Tessellation Pattern Blocks for sale in our product catalog.

1/13/2013