Tessellations can be good for your health!!

Earlier today, I posted a new coloring page, FKOQR, 1-1-3-2M. There were four shapes in the tessellation. I combined two of them for the black and white shape and two of them for the gray background.

FKOQR 1-1-3-2M
FKOQR 1-1-3-2M

Then, I combined three of the shapes for a different look. I had to color this tessellation variation different from the first.

FKOQR 1-1-3-2M variation
FKOQR 1-1-3-2M variation

This got me to thinking that maybe tessellations weren’t just interesting designs, but a sort of puzzle: a shape puzzle.

I wondered if there were any benefits in puzzle-solving. A search of “health benefits of puzzles” brought up over 29 million results!

Puzzle-solving benefits:

  • Keep you mentally fit and active.
  • Practices pattern recognition skills.
  • Improves short- and long-term memory.
  • Reduces risk of dementia.
  • Improves concentration.
  • Gives satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.

. . . and the list goes on.

So, I invite you to take another look at the tessellation Coloring Pages. Look at them as puzzles to solve.

Your brain will thank you for it.

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