# Video: Tessellations by Square One TV

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Video description: Tessellation by Square One TV 1987-1992. A boppy beach tune illustrates the concept of tessellation as surfers cover their boards and the beach with repeating geometric shapes.

A tessellation or tiling of the plane is a collection of plane figures that fills the plane with no overlaps and no gaps. One may also speak of tessellations of the parts of the plane or of other surfaces. Generalizations to higher dimensions are also possible. Tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher. Tessellations are seen throughout art history, from ancient architecture to modern art.

Tessellations
by Square One TV 1987-1992

Ooh, tessellations Ooh, tessellations
We're talking about tessellations, Ooh, tessellations
Geometric shape sensations, Ooh, tessellations
Who's got time for good vibrations?
We've got to use our imaginations
Ooh bop-bop ooh Tessellations

Let's decorate my surfboard
With geometric shapes and lines
We can use a few polygons
Gonna make it look so fine
We can start by drawing a grid (bop-bop)
Use it as a guide (bop-bop)
And when we're done we're gonna have some fun
We'll hit the waves and ride! 'Cause

We're talking about tessellations, Ooh, tessellations
Geometric shape sensations, Ooh, tessellations
Who's got time for good vibrations?
We've got to use our imaginations
Ooh bop-bop ooh Tessellations

Let's use a grid of squares
To tessellate this plane
We'll lay down different polygons
The shapes don't have to be the same
We'll line them up, edge-to-edge
So all the sides will meet
We'll leave no gaps, no overlaps
Look at how the pattern repeats, yeah

We're talking about tessellations Ooh, tessellations
Geometric shape sensations Ooh, tessellations
Who's got time for good vibrations?
We've got to use our imaginations
Ooh bop-bop ooh

Come on and put a square here
And put an octagon there
And when they fit real tight
We'll know we're doing it right, Yeah, yeah

We're talking about tessellations Ooh, tessellations
Geometric shape sensations Ooh, tessellations
Who's got time for good vibrations?
We've got to use our imaginations
Ooh bop-bop ooh Tessellations
We're making tessellations
Tessellations

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