Tiling at IKEA

Published by patrick honner on

I got a bit bored on a recent trip to IKEA, so I started looking for mathematical things to play around with.  I quickly found this octagon.

There were plenty available, so I started tiling the plane.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to finish.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


Anonymous · February 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

A recent trip to idea?

MrHonner · February 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Ha! Idea for Ikea is a good typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

Jacqueline · February 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

IKEA kicked me out for stealing their paper rulers. We measure circles in my class to try to find pi.

MrHonner · February 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

I took a couple of those measuring tapes, too. That’s funny that they actually threw you out!

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