Those using triangles and hexagons- Non-regular Tessellations. Non-regular tessellations are those in which there is no restriction on the order of the polygons around vertices. There is an infinite number of such tessellations.
Similarly one may ask, what is not a tessellation?
For any geometrical figure to tessellate the angles at a common vertex need to sum to 360°. This means every triangle, and every quadrilateral will tessellate. However only some polygons with a number of sides of 5 or greater will tessellate. But no other regular polygon will tessellate.
Subsequently, question is, what shape will not tessellate?
Circles, for example, cannot tessellate. Not only do they not have angles, but you can clearly see that it is impossible to put a series of circles next to each other without a gap. See? Circles cannot tessellate.
What is a tessellation shape?
A tessellation is a pattern created with identical shapes which fit together with no gaps. Regular polygons tessellate if the interior angles can be added together to make 360°.
What are the three types of tessellation?
There a three types of tessellations: Translation, Rotation, and Reflection. TRANSLATION - A Tessellation which the shape repeats by moving or sliding.