I normally teach tessellations on my own, but one year our math coach asked if she could visit during this project and work with the students as well. This was also the year I redesigned my tessellation project to be an interactive SMART Board lesson. I split some of MC Escher’s artwork up into its basic shapes, turned them into transparent images and made it so that the students could manipulate them on the board to see how they fit together. Once they practiced on the SMART Board, we then continued with the usual project and they designed a pattern which they turned into a tessellation painting. You can read more about tessellations in the 5th Grade tessellation section.