Teacher Lesson Plans Archive

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TITLE: Angles On Quilting
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GRADE LEVEL: 4
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AUTHOR: Ms Hiawatha Garrett
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SCHOOL: Benjamin Franklin Elementary
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DISTRICT: Vigo County School Corporation
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APPROPRIATE GROUP SIZE(S):
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Small Group: No

Individual: Yes

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TIME REQUIRED: 1 - 2 class periods
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OBJECTIVES:
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**The students will use:
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- Mathematical concepts to create a quilt.
- Rulers to measure pattern pieces.
- Protractors to measure angles for their quilt block.

STATE ESSENTIAL SKILLS PROFICIENCIES:

- Mathematics: 6.1, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.12

MATERIALS and RESOURCES:

- AITLC Guide to Quilts & Quilting.
- Wallpaper sample books (prepasted is best).
- Pencils, scissors, protractors.
- 1 roll of inexpensive wallpaper in a neutral color (if desired).
- Length of bulletin board paper on which to complete the quilt.
- A sheet of paper on which to 'piece' the blocks.
- Dampened sponges for pasting the wallpaper to the regular paper.
- Examples of quilts - if desired.
- Glue or rubber cement for gluing quilt squares to the bulletin board paper.

PREPARATION:

- Print out student instructions, bookmark websites, and gather materials.
- Cut a rectangle from the bulletin board paper the size needed for a 9 patch quilt complete with the center strips.
- PLEASE NOTE, you or a student will need to cut the center squares between the solid color attaching strips ( 1.5 inch squares). The number needed will depend on the number of 9 blocks your students make.
- You may also want or need to make additional rectangles of the solid color if a border around the quilt is desired. You can choose to make this border a different solid color or of the same solid color.
- You will need to determine the size of the border of the quilt.
- After the quilt is made, use the AITLC Guide to Quilts & Quilting to view different kinds of quilts.

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS:

- READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING.
- Choose 2 sheets of wallpaper.
- Select one sheet of wallpaper, and set the other aside.
- Make a square.
- On your first sheet of wallpaper, measure a line 2.25 inches (Side 1).
- Measure a 90 degree angle and connect another line of 2.25 inches (Side 2).
- Measure a 90 degree angle and connect a third line of 2.25 inches (Side 3).
- Measure a 90 degree angle and connect a fourth line of 2.25 inches (Side 4).
- Repeat Step #4 until you have made 5 perfect 2.25 inch squares. DO NOT USE YOUR FIRST SQUARE AS A TEMPLATE. MEASURE EACH SQUARE.
- Using your second sheet of wallpaper, repeat Step #4 until you have made 4 perfect squares
- Using your plain sheet of paper, decide how long of a line will you need to measure for three of the squares to lie in a row. Have your teacher check your answer before cutting.

I will need a line ________ inches long. - Use a dampened sponge to glue the 'quilt blocks' on your plain paper.
- Using the plain wallpaper, measure a line the size used in Step #7.
- Measure a 90 degree angle, and connect another line of 1.5 inches.
- Measure a 90 degree angle, and connect another line the measure you used in Step #7.
- Measure a 90 degree angle and connect another line of 1.5 inches. You should have a perfect rectangle.
- Make a second rectangle, using the same measurements.
- Glue your 9 block square on the bulletin board paper. Your teacher will help you with its placement.
- Your teacher will instruct you where to glue your rectangles. .

STUDENT ASSESSMENT:

- Quilt block.
- Measuring.
- Following directions.

EXTENSIONS:

- Make a Dresden Plate quilt using circles and radius.
- Use with a pioneer unit and the "Reading on the Wilder Side" unit in the AITLC guide.

TEACHER NOTES:

- You may need to rewrite the directions depending on the amount of skill your students have with measuring.
- You may want to make 2 inch squares or 2.5 inch squares.
- You may choose NOT to make the center strips between the squares.

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