SLIDE 60: Tessellation Not Desolation

Choosing a favorite pattern would be a lot like picking a favorite child--hard for most people to do, but tessellation has a certain place in my heart because it’s the least well-known pattern. Tessellation, however, is no less important than any of the other patterns, and in fact in many situations, such as steep slopes, it’s essential to apply tessellation. The pictures above define tessellation better than any words can, but think of tessellation as a pattern that repeats shapes, often of a similar size, and usually within a limited size range. Fish scales are a great example for helping people think about tessellation, and we mimic the fish-scale pattern on steep slopes, like the one in the following example.

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