Task# Tile Patterns II: hexagons

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

Tile patterns will be familiar with students both from working with geometry tiles and from the many tiles they encounter in the world. Here one of the most important examples of a tiling, with regular hexagons, is studied in detail. This provides students an opportunity to use what they know about the sum of the angles in a triangle and also the sum of angles which make a line. If hexagonal and equilateral triangular tiles are available, the teacher may wish to use them to help students visualize.