A tessellation is a collection of shapes that fit together without gaps or overlaps.
The company Tessellations was begun in 1993 by Dr. Robert Fathauer as a sideline to his job as a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Squids & Rays, our first product, was a revolutionary new puzzle with pieces that were recognizable creatures that fit together in nearly endless combinations. The key features of Squids & Rays - educational and open-ended play that encourages creativity, and the inclusion of extensive instructions and lesson materials - have become the hallmarks of Tessellations' products.
Dr. Fathauer has published original work on fractal tessellations and knots, and he has an ongoing interest in mathematical art. He continues to apply his mathematical knowledge and creativity to the design of unique puzzles, educational manipulatives, books, and classroom posters. Tessellations turns these designs into quality products that are both educational and fun.
In 2004, Tessellations became an international company with the opening of a sales office in Taiwan. We now have the capability to produce large orders for
importers and distributors
, making our products affordable to a wider audience around the world. In 2010, Tessellations acquired the "design" titles of Jacobs Publishing Company.
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