Guided by teacher Nicole Cagno-Angerame, members of the Number Crunchers math club at Oquenock recently designed their own tessellations. Tessellations are a collection of shapes that fit together like puzzle pieces. The tiling of the shape covers an infinite mathematical plane without any gaps. Inspired by the work of M.C. Escher as well as tessellations in nature such as pinecones, pineapples and sunflowers, the students learned to use one or more of three basic operations: translation, rotation and reflection.