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make-your-own tessellation art by a 4th grade student, gorilla theme a first-time make-your-own-tessellation, cat theme

THREE-LEGGED GORILLAS
by Halli S

This tessellation shows translational (slide) symmetry.

The "tile" (tile = repeating shape) is very neatly, precisely reproduced and fits with all the other tiles perfectly, without gaps or overlaps. That's what a proper tessellation does.

However, even though this is reeeeeallly good, even Halli admits her gorillas have only 3 out of 4 legs. Could she go back and make the gorilla shape even better?