Triangle Tilings and Polyhedra
is the process of taking many copies of a single triangle and laying them next to each other to fill out an area in the plane, or 3D shape in space.
In this article, you can read about:
Making patterns from colored triangular tiles
Why the shape of the tiles is important
How bending the triangles leads to 3D shapes
While you read, you may want to try some triangle tiling experiments with the Science U interactive
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