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Tag Archives: tilings
Searching For Einstein
No, not Einstein. We’re searching for einstein. Literally “ein Stein,” which translated from German means “one stone.” The one stone we’re looking for is a very special type of tile which, when repeated, can cover an infinite floor without leaving … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged hexagonal tiling, Michael Rao, Mikesmathpage, pentagonal tiling, tilings 8 Comments
There’s Something about Pentagons
Last month, researchers Casey Mann, Jennifer McLoud, and David Von Derau at the University of Washington Bothell found a new pentagon that tiles the plane, and the crowd went wild. It’s tough for a piece of research mathematics to get … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication, Recreational Mathematics Tagged pentagons, tessellations, tilings 1 Comment