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TITLE: Angles On Quilting

GRADE LEVEL: 4

AUTHOR: Ms Hiawatha Garrett

SCHOOL: Benjamin Franklin Elementary

DISTRICT: Vigo County School Corporation

APPROPRIATE GROUP SIZE(S):

TIME REQUIRED: 1 - 2 class periods

OBJECTIVES:

The students will use:

  1. Mathematical concepts to create a quilt.
  2. Rulers to measure pattern pieces.
  3. Protractors to measure angles for their quilt block.

STATE ESSENTIAL SKILLS PROFICIENCIES:

MATERIALS and RESOURCES:

PREPARATION:

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING.
  2. Choose 2 sheets of wallpaper.
  3. Select one sheet of wallpaper, and set the other aside.
  4. Make a square.
    1. On your first sheet of wallpaper, measure a line 2.25 inches (Side 1).
    2. Measure a 90 degree angle and connect another line of 2.25 inches (Side 2).
    3. Measure a 90 degree angle and connect a third line of 2.25 inches (Side 3).
    4. Measure a 90 degree angle and connect a fourth line of 2.25 inches (Side 4).

  5. 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.
  6. Using your second sheet of wallpaper, repeat Step #4 until you have made 4 perfect squares
  7. 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.
  8. Use a dampened sponge to glue the 'quilt blocks' on your plain paper.
  9. Using the plain wallpaper, measure a line the size used in Step #7.
  10. Measure a 90 degree angle, and connect another line of 1.5 inches.
  11. Measure a 90 degree angle, and connect another line the measure you used in Step #7.
  12. Measure a 90 degree angle and connect another line of 1.5 inches. You should have a perfect rectangle.
  13. Make a second rectangle, using the same measurements.
  14. Glue your 9 block square on the bulletin board paper. Your teacher will help you with its placement.
  15. Your teacher will instruct you where to glue your rectangles.
  16. .

STUDENT ASSESSMENT:

  1. Quilt block.
  2. Measuring.
  3. Following directions.

EXTENSIONS:

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